Red Burgundy Okra Seeds

This packet sows up to 34 feet.
3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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. Introduced in 1983; An All-America Selections winner in 1988.
$2.29 5 grams (~70 seeds)

Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Days to Maturity: 55–60 days

Family: Malvaceae

Native: Unknown; probably tropical Africa and Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual. In frost-free areas, okra may be grown as a perennial.

Plant Dimensions: 4' tall, 24" wide. Can grow taller in longer season areas.

Variety Information: Dark red, grooved pods best harvested at 6" or shorter. 'Red Burgundy' is touted as the most productive red variety.

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

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

Days to Emerge: 10 –15 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"–24"

Row Spacing: 4' apart

Thinning: When 4" tall thin to 1 every 18"–24"

Harvesting: Okra is most tender when harvested at about 3"-4" long. Cut the thick stem with a sharp knife. The use of gloves and long sleeves 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.

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Red Burgundy Okra Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

underwhelming okra

2 out of 5 stars Nov 16, 2020
I'd been told that the burgundy okra produced similar to the Clemson Spineless but did not find that to be true. It's yield was later and not nearly as prolific. I also hoped that the blossoms would stand out which they did not. They are very similar to the Clemson. Though the plants themselves are attractive with their russet leaves, I will definitely stay with the "standard" variety of Clemson Spineless in the future.
Sarah Joplin from MO
Owner Response: We are sorry you were disappointed with this choice. 'Burgundy' is described as "the most productive red variety" as red okra isn't quite as productive as green. The flowers, like the packet art shows, are similar between okras, yellow with a red center. We are sorry you were disappointed, but we hope you enjoyed trying something new. Happy gardening.

Best Okra!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 13, 2020
Excellent variety! Fast-growing, gorgeous red color, and highly productive. The plants outgrew and out-produced everyone else's okra plants in my community garden. Will grow again and again.
Callie from TX

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