How to Harvest Okra:
- In the video, you will learn
- How big should okra be before you pick it,
- What to do after picking okra,
- Why it is not advisable to let your okra pods become very big:
- The frequency of harvest and much more!
How to Harvest Okra Video Spoiler Alert:
- Harvest the okra when seed pods are 1 to 2 days old and 2 to 4 inches long; these appear about 2 months after planting.
- This is when okra is at its softest and most digestible.
- Cut the stem just above the cap with a knife. If the stem is too hard to cut, the pod is probably too old and should be tossed.
- Wear gloves and handle the pods as little as possible, to prevent softening before use and skin irritation.
- Even so-called “spineless” varieties may have some setulose growth, so don’t be surprised if you encounter these fine protrusions on pods, stems, and leaves.
- If you find that they’re already woody when you pick at three inches, toss this harvest into a dish that’s going to be cooked low and slow, which may help to soften them a bit.
- Each time you harvest Okra you encourage more growth, so do it frequently.
For more… Watch the video!