A number of years ago, I had purchased some okra, dried it, and painted santa faces on it. But, it was a bit of a disappointment. I purchased the largest fresh okra I could find, but after drying it, I ended up with a lot of tiny Santas. This past summer I grew okra for the first time. I harvested them before they got large and tough, but a few of them got away from me and were inedible. So I thought I would try the Santa ornaments again. This time they were a success! A few of the Santas are 10″ long.