Red Burgundy Okra
(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
- Plants grow to 4 feet tall
- Pods are deep burgundy
- Pods grow to 6 inches long
This variety works for:
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!
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
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.
5 stars is not enough!
This okra was grown in the Uptown Market Garden in Greenwood, SC. Magnificent plant. Beautiful and tasty. Still producing as of 10/27/2020, zone 7. Advertised to grow 4 feet. Ours grew much taller. Tallest measured 10 ft. 1 inch and still growing!!
Love this okra! Not as productive as others, but the color is beautiful and is so easy to see. It really helps me not miss pods, so no mammoths hiding beneath leaves. Mine had two side shoots that produced, in addition to the main stem. Loved the heat and sun of arid Texas, zone 8b.