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Red Burgundy Okra Seed

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Red Burgundy Okra (80 days)

2 grams 30-36 seeds

Developed at Clemson University by Leon Robbins.

Color kaleidoscopes unite!  Shape of...Red Burgundy Okra! 

Wow, magenta stems hold emerald green leaves that are the backdrop for intense purple pods, born from canary yellow flowers with amber throats. 

You can grow this okra alone for the hibiscus-like flowers not to mention the tasty purple pods are 5-8".  The bushy okra grows 3-4' tall.  These pods don't turn woody as quickly as other varieties.

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  TX

Red Burgundy okra is reported to do well in "cooler" areas.  However remember okra is from Africa and LOVES hot weather.  Do not plant this out too early or it will do little till the day time temps reach 80F.  Worse yet your seed will rot in the cold ground.  

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1/4" 15-18 70-80 10-15 36" 12" 50-100 lb. Full

Abelmoschus esculentus

Planting Tips:

A hot weather plant, start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date.  Soak seeds overnight before planting.  Transplant into the garden a month after last frost date.  A heavy feeder, make sure to plant in fertile soil. 

  • Okra is from Africa.  Okra loves heat.  Days must be over 80F to produce decent crops.  The soil must be over 70F.  If you have cool summers wait to plant Okra at the end of May or 1st week in June.  Plant next heat sinks like rock walls or south sides of structures.  Try placing a few bricks or rocks at the base of established plants a heat sinks.
  • Once established Okra is very drought tolerant.  However, watering every 7-10 will produce higher yields. However don't over water.  Okra does like drier soils than most of your veggies. 
  • Ovoid planting Okra in wet, soggy soils.
  • Okra will grow best in soil that has been worked down to a level of 10".
  • Thin plants to about a 12" apart.
  • Fertilize your bed with composted manure before hand, but do not feed too much nitrogen was established.  This will cause luxuriant growth and few blooms/pods.

Seeding Rate:

75-90,000 plants/acre, aproximately 11-15 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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  • Author: Dawn M Cronin
    We have always grown burgundy okra through the years. I bought seeds here last year and every part of the plant is usable or edible. It held up to our unusual rain in DFW last May and June and of course really performed during the 4 months of total drought that followed (with little additional water). Flowers and leaves are tasty. Use the dried stalks for plant stakes.

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