Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
Sign up for our newsletter and get news about the company as well as gardening tips, growing advice, and plating reccomendations.
Follow us on Social Media
Red Burgundy Okra Seed
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.
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.