One of the best flavored okras great for pickling or gumbo! Cow Horn produces larger pods than most okra but should be harvested young and tender. Best time to pick Cow Horn is at 6″ but can remain spineless, crunchy and tender up to 10″ long. This old heirloom dates all the way back to the early 1900’s when first discovered. The twisted shape of the okra somewhat resembles the horns of a cow. Use shorter more tender pods for pickling or longer pods are great for gumbo! First flowers will start to appear within 45 days with okra pods soon to follow.