My first RED okra

Philippines
November 28, 2017 10:33pm CST
When I got this seedlings from my brother, I didn't think it was going to be any different from any okra plants out there. I was shocked when it started growing because the stems were purple. But when it started growing pods, it was all red and so the rest followed. I guess this is what okra from another country looks like. Sadly, the local one hasn't sprout any pods yet but it's catching up. The only thing hat annoyed me as a bunch of ants ganging on the other plant, I had to get rid of it. Based on what I've read it has other names like Red velvet or Little Lucy.
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• United States
29 Nov
I've only seen it green. We like fried okra in Texas.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
Hello @misunderstood_zombie do you remove the seeds or you just let it cook as it is? maybe I should try to fried it.
@miketagz (1349)
• Philippines
29 Nov
I really thought that one kind of this plant is only one color which is green but red its kinda unique. Maybe its a rare lady finger.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
Hello @miketagz there are so many types of okras, but this is the second time I had one.
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@miketagz (1349)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@Letranknight2015 Is it the same softness like ordinary lady finger?
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• Philippines
2 Dec
@miketagz I haven't tasted it yet.
@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
3 Dec
how does that taste? is it also slimy when cooked? is it more beneficial than the green okra for diabetes?
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• Philippines
3 Dec
Hello @ridingbet i haven't really harvested it yet and I was advised to have a new set of seedlings.
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@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
4 Dec
@Letranknight2015 maybe it tastes better and is less slimy.
@lady1993 (15569)
• Philippines
29 Nov
that looks quite pretty. how does it taste like? is it different from ours?
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• Philippines
29 Nov
I have no idea @lady1993 I was thinking of letting it dry so I can have new seeds of it.
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@lady1993 (15569)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@Letranknight2015 when you have many of them, you can cook them then
• United States
29 Nov
Wow I have never seen red okra. Enjoy!
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @infatuatedbby Me too and this si the first time I've seen one and I thought the stem was the only one that was purple.
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• United States
30 Nov
@Letranknight2015 That is very interesting. Enjoy the vegetable.
• Guangdong, China
29 Nov
oh, I just have only seen green okra.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @Behindtheguitarbar me too, it's crazy that we actually have a red okra right here.
• Guangdong, China
30 Nov
@Letranknight2015 nice to know a new thing.
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@JudyEv (100637)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov
That's a bit different.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @JudyEv yes it's different from the green ones, but it's said on my research that if you cooked it it will turn into green.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
Hello @JudyEv yes, the color is a bit different.
@rina110383 (23095)
29 Nov
My first time to see a red okra.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @rina110383 good to know that it's your first time too, I don't really any difference. The okra is said to have been from cambodia.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
Hello @rina110383 wow I didn't realize this was your first time to see it.
@allknowing (55733)
• India
29 Nov
Wow! Never seen one like this.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @allknowing really? this is the first time you have seen a red okra.
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@allknowing (55733)
• India
29 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Yes. I have not seen it here.
• Peoria, Arizona
29 Nov
That is so neat and different. I had no idea that there was a red version.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
Hello @DesirousDreamer Yes there is and this was even shocking to me as well.
• Peoria, Arizona
1 Dec
@Letranknight2015 I wonder if it tastes different haha!
@jobelbojel (5052)
• Philippines
2 Dec
It is cool. But this one looks like purple. I have never seen one like this.
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• Philippines
3 Dec
Hello @jobelbojel Yeah but they called it red okra some how even though it's color purple.
@kepweng (6341)
2 Dec
hope its NOT contain a harmful subtances
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• Philippines
2 Dec
Yeah I hope so @kepweng because it's the first time I've grown such a wonderful plants.
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Dec
If you want to get rid of ants, on a blender liquify some red chili pepper until it is mixed with the water and spray it to the plant.
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• Philippines
2 Dec
Hello @CaptAlbertWhisker can I spread some powder on them instead? Ok I'm buying red chili peppers now.
@shaggin (26786)
• United States
29 Nov
I am not familiar with okra but it sounds like this was an interesting experience for you.
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• Philippines
30 Nov
Hello @shaggin it's a great vegetable that's for sure, yes it was interesting to see okra in a different color.
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@toniganzon (41082)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Oh I have never seen that before.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
This is your first time to see a red okra? @toniganzon so do I and I hope it doesn't die.
@RodrickH (1043)
• China
29 Nov
Haven't seen that before
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @RodrickH so this is the first time you've seen them? so do I.
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@hereandthere (24100)
• Philippines
29 Nov
i've never heard of red okra. hope it gives you lots of pods.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @hereandthere So far it might give five pods but there's a threat of ant infestation.
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@andriaperry (33014)
• Anniston, Alabama
29 Nov
I had one okra plant the was red like this too, all my others were green.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @andriaperry Didn't you know or did they tell you were it came from? This one came from cambodia, at least it's what says on the sachet.
@ricki_911 (17152)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Nov
I like the colour of it! Glad it did end up growing and being different.
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• Philippines
29 Nov
Hello @ricki_911 Maybe this was a different type of okra, not sure.
@valmnz (13152)
• New Zealand
29 Nov
I've never had okra of any variety, red or otherwise
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• Philippines
1 Dec
Hello @valmnz you should try it if there's available there. it has lots of vitamins
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