Red Burgundy Okra

SKU: 0399
$3.95 to $9.75

Item Details

(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
  • Conventional
  • This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.
  • Plants grow to 4 feet tall
  • Pods are deep burgundy
  • Pods grow to 6 inches long

This variety works for:

  • Baking
  • Frying
  • Soup
  • Pickling

Okra has a reputation for its slimy texture, but when it is cooked properly it is a delicious addition to your summer meals.

Chop your okra into half inch long pieces, dip in Buttermilk, coat in a flour and cornmeal mixture, fry and drain it for a crispy treat. You can also try a lentil and okra curry or create a gumbo dish with chicken or shrimp.

Don't miss out on spicy pickled okra with hot peppers and garlic, either!

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.

  • Direct Seed: 2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1/2"
  • Thin: 6-8" Apart
  • Light: Full Sun

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Tender and beautiful.


I have grown both the Clemson spineless and the Red Burgundy. The taste was the same but the red burgundy were far more tender than the Clemson. If I was unable to check on the okra everyday when it was producing, I ended up throwing away some of the Clemson due to toughness, but not the red. The red’s flower is a beautiful yellow with a deep burgundy center. I’m growing the Red burgundy again, but not the Clemson.