|Hibiscus esculentus, aka Okra! Photo: dinesh_valke, Flickr ccl|
The Thompson & Morgan catalogue came in the mail recently and besides flowers, trees, etc., they also sell vegetables. http://www.thompsonmorgan.ca/
So I'm going to be trying some Red Burgundy Okra. I believe that LakeLand Plant World in Dartmouth sells their seeds so I'll look there first. http://www.lakelandplantworld.com/
|Photo: monkeybutt1969, Flickr ccl|
Directly from the T&M site, about the Red Burgundy Okra: "Striking burgundy red stems, branches and leaf midribs with a crop of delicious, 6-8in long tender red pods which turn a deeper green color when cooked. Bushy plants will reach 4ft tall, looking spectacular graced by beautiful hibiscus flowers. 85 days."
We will probably grow grow it in the flower border, or at least attempt to...
Here's a couple more pictures of hibiscus/okra. Should be interesting to try!
|Photo: Bob Richmond, Flickr ccl|
|Photo: MGShelton, Flickr ccl|
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