Okra Seeds - Red Burgundy
- 55 Seeds
- Maturity: 55 Days
- Color: Beautiful Burgundy
- Pod Length: Tender 6 Inch Long Pods
- Award: An All-America Selections winner in 1988
- Attractant: Features attractive yellow flowers beloved by bees
- Culinary Uses: Suitable for soup, gumbo, braising, stir-frying, and pickling
- Best for: Thrives in hot, humid areas
History: Red Burgundy Okra's introduction to the gardening community was marked by its recognition as an All-America Selections winner in 1988. Its striking burgundy pods set it apart from traditional green varieties, garnering attention and accolades. This distinct variety has since been a favorite for its aesthetic appeal in gardens and its delightful flavor profile in kitchens.
Uses: Red Burgundy Okra is a versatile ingredient that elevates numerous dishes. Its 6-inch long pods are a culinary treat whether added to traditional soups or gumbos, braised to perfection, stir-fried for a crunchy side, or even pickled for a tangy snack. The deep crimson hue not only adds color to dishes but also presents a visual treat when plated. Its unique color and taste make it an exciting alternative to standard okra varieties.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To cultivate a thriving Red Burgundy Okra patch, begin by sowing seeds in a sunny location after the last frost has passed. Plant the seeds about 1 inch deep, ensuring a spacing of 12-18 inches between them, with rows spaced about 24-36 inches apart. These plants are adapted to thrive in hot and humid conditions, characteristic of summer in many regions. Regular watering and well-draining soil will ensure healthy growth and development of the pods. As they mature towards late summer, the pods will be ready for harvest, bringing a splash of burgundy to your garden and plate.