Stewart’s Zeebest

$2.00

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 30

Stewart’s Zeebest…should have been called Stewart’s Zee Beast…it is wonderfully crazy! This was the first to produce pods in my garden, and they were long, twisted, smooth, and crazily prolific. Tender up to about 7 inches. I found a wonderful written history for this variety, by Patty G. Leander, and I would like to share it here at least in part:
“My favorite seed story, of course, is the one I am most familiar with and one I have a personal connection to – ‘Stewart’s Zeebest’ bushy okra, developed by my all-time favorite garden mentors, teachers and encouragers, the late George and Mary Stewart. … In the 1980s George and Mary were given a few pods from a highly productive planting of ‘Louisiana Green Velvet’ okra from the garden of family friend Joe Ziegler. The seeds were planted in the Stewart garden and George recognized that some of the plants developed a strong branching pattern. They began carefully selecting for tender, productive and heavily branched plants which George enthusiastically referred to as ‘Stewart’s Zeebest Bushy Okra’; over time it was shortened to ‘Stewart’s Zeebest’ or simply ‘Zeebest’ and soon they were promoting their home-grown Texas variety and giving away seeds.” http://masterofhort.com/2015/05/stewarts-zeebest-okra-by-patty-g-leander/
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