Red Burgundy Okra (55 Days)
Everything on this one is red, the stems, the pods, the flowers and even to some extent the leaves. The Red Burgundy Okra is truly ornamental but it also bears an abundance of tasty pods.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Starting Indoors: Start 4-5 weeks before planting outside. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Transplant out after last frost, 12-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: After last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow 3-6” apart, thin to 12-18”.
How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row
Harvest: Clip pods off at 2-4” to keep the plant flowering for more production.
Tips: Plant Red Burgundy Okra in fertile soil, and amend with compost before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.