Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Fife Creek Cowhorn'

bookmark
Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelmoschus (a-bel-MOS-kus) (Info)
Species: esculentus (es-kew-LEN-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Fife Creek Cowhorn

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lssfishhunter On Dec 16, 2012, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Give this variety plenty of room to sprawl out because Fife Creek has the capability of growing very tall and wide. The pods can be picked a day or two later than regular types and still be tender. This is not always the case but for the most part, holds true. Okra can grow a lot in 24 hours! The pods are light green in color and may even look a tad yellow at times. This variety is very productive, tastes well, and requires minimal effort. I was very impressed with this type of okra. I will grow again!

Positive SkipOnStars On Dec 24, 2009, SkipOnStars from Monticello, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I absolutely love this variety. It produced as well as the Clemson Spineless and Red Burgundy varieties, but remained tender longer. Beautiful light green, it's very tasty and prolific. Sadly not offered this year from Baker Creek Seeds (rareseeds.com). I'm glad I bought an extra pack last year, because it's gonna be my only okra so I can save the seeds.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An heirloom that has been in the Fife family since around 1900 and believed to have came to them from a Creek Indian woman who stayed with them for one year in Jackson, Mississippi. Large, long pods stay tender longer than most; huge plants are very productive.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Monticello, Georgia
Jonesville, South Carolina



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America