This okra is a German heirloom, originating in this country via Malcolm and Delphine Beck of Comal County near San Antonio, Texas. When the Becks bought their farm in 1968, they noticed mature plants of this okra growing in the prior owner’s garden, and the Becks planted some of the seed the following season.
I like this okra, and it is as ornamental as it is edible, but I had some trouble growing it. Might have been the drought and the late start. Okra does well in heat, but if it is too small when it runs into an extreme Alabama summer, then it might not do too well. Clemson spineless did very well here but this didn't.