Okra Red Burgundy Seeds

Okra Red Burgundy Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

Item #0263

55-65 Days. Whether you eat okra or not, this plant is worth growing with deep crimson red pods and gorgeous yellow flowers that bees love. The most productive red variety, these plants produce tender, 6" long pods that are delicious in soup, gumbo and stew, or deep-fried. Delicious flavor when cooked. Introduced in 1983; All-America Selections winner in 1988.

This packet sows up to 34 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 18"

Row Spacing:
4' apart

When 4" tall
thin to 1
every 18"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: Recommended for cold climates only: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F, ideally 80°-90°F. Use biodegradable pots to reduce root disturbance.

Special germination instructions: Soak okra seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Okra is most tender when harvested at about 3" to 4" long. Cut the thick stem with a sharp knife. The use of gloves is advised, as some people have an allergic reaction to the foliage. After initial harvest, removal of the lowest set of leaves will increase production. Harvest regularly; if pods are allowed to mature, plant will stop producing.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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