Okra Red Burgundy Seeds

Okra Red Burgundy Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

Item #0263

60-65 Days. Whether you eat okra or not, this plant is worth growing! Deep crimson red pods and tall stems are adorned with gorgeous yellow flowers accented by a red center that the bees love. Very productive plants produce tender, 6-inch long pods that are delicious in soup, gumbo and stew, or deep-fried. Pods keep their delicious flavor when cooked but not their red color.

This packet sows three 10-foot rows

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 day temperatures are at least 60°F and night temperatures are at least 55°F. Okra matures quickly, so wait until temperatures warm up to sow seed!

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Transplant seedlings outside after last spring frost.

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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