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Okra 'Red Burgundy' Heirloom (25 seeds)
Okra 'Red Burgundy' Heirloom (25 seeds)
Lily's Garden Store

Okra 'Red Burgundy' Heirloom (25 seeds)

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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.

Approximately 25 seeds per packet.

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Abelmoschus esculentus

CULTURE: Sow in 2" pots or plug trays, 3 seeds per pot/cell, 1/4" deep. Start 4-5 weeks ahead of transplanting out after frost danger when soil is warm. Keep soil mix temp. 80-90°F (27-32°C) for fast germination. Thin to one plant per pot/cell. Transplant 12-18" apart in rows 3' apart. Do not disturb roots. Use row cover for added warmth to plants and soil.

DIRECT SEEDING: After frost danger, sow 2" apart, 1/2" deep when soil is warm - at least 70°F (21°C). Thin to 12-18" apart.

HARVEST: Harvest promptly by clipping pods at 3-4" long to keep plants productive. Oversized pods become tough.