The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the April “Plant of the Month” is okra.
Okra is low in fat and calories and high in vitamins C, A, K, folate, and other B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
April is a good time to grow okra in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website
for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast
to get further insights on the Plant of the Month.
“Okra has a flower that looks like a hibiscus flower and comes in a kaleidoscope of colors,” said County Commissioner Mary Alford. “It can be deep-fried, steamed, baked, boiled, stewed, pickled, sautéed, or stir-fried.”
The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food.
For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website
for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.
An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Andra Johnson, Dean for UF/IFAS Extension. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices.