Thomas Jefferson edged his tomato square in the Monticello Kitchen Garden with a border of okra, and was perhaps planting these companion species in some ornamental pattern. Okra, a member of the Mallow family, is a highly ornamental vegetable with its large, tropical leaves and handsome yellow flowers. Jefferson family recipes include various types of okra stews in which okra was blended with tomatoes and other tangy vegetables.
'Cow's Horn' is a southern heirloom variety with distinctive curved fruits. Plant seeds after the last spring frost in fertile, sunny, well-drained garden soil. Thin seedlings so they are at least 8" apart. Harvest the young fruits when they are no longer than 3" long.
Approximately 20-25 seeds per pack.