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Vegetable Description: Red Burgundy okra was developed by Leo Robbins at Clemson University after 8 years of work. He introduced in this stunning variety in 1983, and it won an AAS award in 1988. Originally, okra comes from northern Africa, where it still grows wild. This unusual member of the hibiscus family still has an important part in African and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as being a culinary tradition in the American South.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Other Common Names: Burgundy
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 510
Vegetable Height: 72” to 96”
Vegetable Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside about 2 weeks after last frost. Plant about 12” apart, and 1/4“ below soil surface. Rows should be about 24” to 36” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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