On 10th April (click HERE) I wrote the wonder vegetable in the name of lady’s finger (or okra or kacang bendel). Our plant expert, sdr TEMUK, in his posting on 28th April (click HERE) introduced us RED okra which was totally new to many of us. He went as far sending Pacik a few seeds. We (note the ‘we’ as I truly cannot claim credit for the real work!) had them planted.
Before being transplanted
Growing well on the ground
First couple of red okra
A good nine-inch okra
Believe it or not the first fruit is about nine inches long! It will be left to become seeds for more plants and more seeds. On my retirement from work at Almanar Pakcik will then start my red okra seed business, earning something like five ringgits a seed!
To Sdr Temuk, please accept our thanks for introducing this plant in the ground of our home, very likely the first of its kind in the whole of the East Coast. We hope to get a few okra for tomorrow’s ‘buka puasa’.
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