Ask a local gardener what they’re harvesting right now, and there’s likely to be a short answer. Okra, they’ll probably say. Ask for more details, and the answer will be: lots of okra.

Okra is the stereotypical Texan. It thrives in hot weather, outlasts its rivals through sheer tenacity, stands tall and, like many Texans, came here from far away and made a big contribution to our local flavor.

Bernice Torregrossa:

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Real Names required. No pseudonyms or partial names allowed. Stand behind what you post.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.