(a.k.a. Burgundy) (Abelmoschus esculentus) 60 days. Red Burgundy Open Pollinated Okra have an unusual red color. Pods stay red as long as they are fresh and turn green when cooked. Red Burgundy grows to 5′ tall.
Planting Instructions for Red Burgundy Okra Seeds
Red Burgundy Okra is a tender, heat loving annual. Heirloom Okra seed can be direct sown in hot climates, or started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost for an early crop or in cooler climates. Soaking Okra seeds for 2 hours before planting will speed germination. To start Heirloom Okra seeds indoors plant ½” deep in 3″ pots. Outdoors plant seeds 1-2 weeks after last frost, ½” deep, 4-8″ apart, in rows 36″ apart. Thin Okra plants to or set out transplants 12-24″ apart. Plant or set Okra out in full sun. Germination should occur in 7-15 days in soil 70-90°F. Harvest Okra pods often, to encourage continuous fruit set. Cut fruit from plant with shears or knife (to prevent damage to plant), when tender pods are 2-4″ long. Okra plants have short hairs that can be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs wear long sleeves and gloves when harvesting.