Product Number: 238
Came up faster than the Clemson Spineless.
A tornado felled a giant tree on my garden last spring, and by the time we got it cleared out it was too late to plant much. I planted a short row of Okra before the tornado, and was thrilled to see every seed sprouted. Then the tree fell. By the time we got the branches off the Okra, they were still growing, but the tornado destroyed the garden fence and the rabbits ate all but two plants. They ate all the lower leaves off the two tallest plants, so they didn't have the energy to produce much. I got two pods big enough to eat before frost. Unfortunately one plant was green; not red. The red one was beautiful. It didn't occur to me to put it into a salad, so we never ate it. I will plant again next spring.
I originally planted Red Burgundy for the color - I use my front yard for lots of vegetables and wanted a plant with great pods and a little flair. I wasn't disappointed by the pods on that front, but the flowers are also beautiful. The pods are very tender, even when I haven't been able to pick them and they get larger than I would like. I haven't had any reason to try another variety.
Slice this on the diagonal 1/4' thick and add to salads for beautiful color and texture. If you are an okra lover, this is a great one to try. Tastes so good fresh from your garden to your salad plate! Plus looks so exotic in your garden.
I thought this okra was beautiful, but for those put off by the color -- never fear, it turns green when cooked. I was impressed that the pods grew fairly long and still stayed tender, more so than any green variety I've grown before.