Red Burgundy Okra
- Plants grow to 4 feet tall
- Pods are deep burgundy
- Pods grow to 6 inches long
- 55-60 days
- ±500 seeds/oz
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.
(aka Burgundy) Bred by Leon Robbins at Clemson University after eight years of careful selection. Introduced in 1983; All America Selections winner in 1988. Stunning 4' plant with burgundy accents and tender burgundy pods up to 6" long. Good yields. 55-60 days. ±500 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Red Burgundy Okra
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Thin: 6-8" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.
Ratings & Reviews
Yes, you can grow okra in Wisconsin.
I grow this in Madison, WI. Start the plants indoors in May and set out June 1st. I have them near the west wall of the house, where it gets hot in the afternoon. They need a lot of water. Plants get about 4' tall, and have gorgeous creamy blossoms. They don't really start setting fruit until the end of August or beginning of September, but once they start, you want to check them every day. The pods are best picked about 4" long. The pods turn green when cooked. Unfortunately, the Japanese beetles like the blossoms and leaves, and will slow the growth of the plant.