Okra has always been a popular vegetable for southern gardeners and is the perfect choice for Louisiana’s hot summer climate.
Okra is a warm-season crop that grows well in Louisiana gardens. A good start is important for successful okra production.
(Distributed April 2005)Okra is a favorite vegetable of the South, but even more valuable to Louisiana for its gumbos, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske. The mucilage (affectionately called slime) on this nutritious vegetable acts as a thickening agent.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture