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Red Burgundy Okra Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

5.00 (6 reviews)
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  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Okra loves heat, so gardeners with short growing seasons may need to start their seed indoors; plan to set them out 3-4 weeks after the last frost. Before planting the seeds, soak them overnight to encourage faster germination. Plant 2-3 seeds in one peat pot, and keep them at 80-90 degrees F until germination; thin to the strongest plant by cutting off the rest. When the air temperature reaches a consistent 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in full sun 12-15" apart in rows 3' apart. For direct sowing in warmer climates, sow the seed 3/4" deep and later thin the plants to 12-15" apart.

Growing: When the seedlings reach a height of 4", apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds. Keep the plants moist during dry weather. In cooler climates, it may be necessary to apply black plastic or provide row covers for adequate heat.

Harvesting: Red Burgundy stays tender at its full length, and can be harvested at any length up to 7". This variety is spineless for a painless harvest.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from okra, keep mind mind that it will cross pollinate with other varieties of okra and should be separated from them. Allow the pods to fully mature, and cut them off after they turn brown; if they begin to split, cut them immediately to prevent seed loss. Twisting the pods or putting them in a bag and applying pressure should remove the seed. Spread the seed out to dry for a week, then store in a cool dry place for up to 2-3 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 500

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 60 Inches

Color: Red

Red Burgundy Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Happy customer

Burgundy Okra

Speedy shipping, nice seed packaging and the seeds germinated quickly!

Red Burgundy Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Shannon Scott

Beautiful Packaging & Seeds!

Love the story behind Clemson University generating this hybrid. Such a beautiful, hearty and heavy producing plant!

Red Burgundy Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Choufouni

Great Packaging

The seeds look great, so does the information included and the packaging. Can't wait to see how they grow to be.

Shipping was decent.

Communication with the seller was not as I expected. But over all I'm satisfied with what I got.

Red Burgundy Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Johnny Holland

Great Product

Fast service. Lots of seeds in the package. Great germination.
Love the mylar package the seeds came in. Easy to reseal.

Red Burgundy Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Dewey Kelley

Advanced stock pile

The seeds arrived in record time and look very good, I like Okra grilled or panfried. I just refrigerate them until the early spring-soak and plant them in my all-natural organic compost and pick when 3" long and work on them.

Red Burgundy Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By DARBY

BEAUTIFUL HIBISCUS FLOWER

PREVIOUSLY I GREW CLEMSON'S SPINELESS OKRA. I GREW THIS LAST YEAR IN THE HEAT OF FLORIDA'S SUMMER. I ALSO PLANTED HYACINTH BEANS WITH IT THAT HAD LAVENDER BLOSSOMS & PURPLE VINES & PODS. THE COMBINATION OF THESE COLORS WAS BEAUTIFUL AND BOTH PRODUCED BOUNTIFUL CROPS.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.96 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $12.60 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $56.70 -+
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $100.80 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $239.40 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $453.60 -+
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $882.00 Notify Me
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Red Burgundy okra adds lovely red hues to your vegetable garden! These attractive 5-foot plants with green leaves and burgundy stems produce tender 7" deep burgundy pods that add beautiful color to any gumbo dish. This All-American winner was developed at Clemson University and matures in about 55 days.
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.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Okra loves heat, so gardeners with short growing seasons may need to start their seed indoors; plan to set them out 3-4 weeks after the last frost. Before planting the seeds, soak them overnight to encourage faster germination. Plant 2-3 seeds in one peat pot, and keep them at 80-90 degrees F until germination; thin to the strongest plant by cutting off the rest. When the air temperature reaches a consistent 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in full sun 12-15" apart in rows 3' apart. For direct sowing in warmer climates, sow the seed 3/4" deep and later thin the plants to 12-15" apart.

Growing: When the seedlings reach a height of 4", apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds. Keep the plants moist during dry weather. In cooler climates, it may be necessary to apply black plastic or provide row covers for adequate heat.

Harvesting: Red Burgundy stays tender at its full length, and can be harvested at any length up to 7". This variety is spineless for a painless harvest.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from okra, keep mind mind that it will cross pollinate with other varieties of okra and should be separated from them. Allow the pods to fully mature, and cut them off after they turn brown; if they begin to split, cut them immediately to prevent seed loss. Twisting the pods or putting them in a bag and applying pressure should remove the seed. Spread the seed out to dry for a week, then store in a cool dry place for up to 2-3 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 500

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 60 Inches

Color: Red

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews
5.0

Review By Happy customer

Burgundy Okra

Speedy shipping, nice seed packaging and the seeds germinated quickly!

5.0

Review By Shannon Scott

Beautiful Packaging & Seeds!

Love the story behind Clemson University generating this hybrid. Such a beautiful, hearty and heavy producing plant!

5.0

Review By Choufouni

Great Packaging

The seeds look great, so does the information included and the packaging. Can't wait to see how they grow to be.

Shipping was decent.

Communication with the seller was not as I expected. But over all I'm satisfied with what I got.

5.0

Review By Johnny Holland

Great Product

Fast service. Lots of seeds in the package. Great germination.
Love the mylar package the seeds came in. Easy to reseal.

5.0

Review By Dewey Kelley

Advanced stock pile

The seeds arrived in record time and look very good, I like Okra grilled or panfried. I just refrigerate them until the early spring-soak and plant them in my all-natural organic compost and pick when 3" long and work on them.

5.0

Review By DARBY

BEAUTIFUL HIBISCUS FLOWER

PREVIOUSLY I GREW CLEMSON'S SPINELESS OKRA. I GREW THIS LAST YEAR IN THE HEAT OF FLORIDA'S SUMMER. I ALSO PLANTED HYACINTH BEANS WITH IT THAT HAD LAVENDER BLOSSOMS & PURPLE VINES & PODS. THE COMBINATION OF THESE COLORS WAS BEAUTIFUL AND BOTH PRODUCED BOUNTIFUL CROPS.