Harvesting Okra

Harvesting Okra

The pods begin to appear on okra plants about 50-60 days after planting. They become tough if allowed to mature, so harvest them daily when they are about the size of a finger. Cut them off with a knife or shears to prevent damage to the plant.

If harvested regularly, the plants will continue to produce until frost. If you plan to let some pods mature for seed, choose one plant for the purpose to allow the others to keep producing.

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