Red Burgundy Okra Seeds - (Abelmoschus esculentus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 49-65 days
- Days to Germination:
- 7-15 days @ 70F
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Red Burgundy Okra - Knockout Color
This beautiful okra has green leaves on 4' plants with burgundy pods, stems, branches and leaf ribs. The 6 - 8" pods stay tender longer than most. A reliable and productive variety, even in less than ideal conditions. Developed at Clemson University after eight years of selection.
Delicious, burgundy fruits turn green when cooked. Fabulous plant for edible landscaping - and the dried pods are knockouts!
Pod or fruits are harvested young. It is used as an ingredient in Arabic, West African, Caribbean and eastern Mediterranean cooking. Fresh, cooked or pickled okra is a very versatile fruit. You can grow okra as an ornamental just for the beautiful flowers and a living hedge.
Okra is probably indigenous to tropical West Africa. It has been grown as a crop in rural areas of West Africa and India for centuries and was taken to Central America and North America during the slave trade. The species today is grown in all tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world.
Pods are ready for picking several days after the flowers drop but before they are fully mature. If you wait until the pods reach full size, they will be tough. The stems should be soft and easy to cut.