Botanical Interests® Okra Red Burgundy



Whether you eat okra or not, this plant is worth growing with deep crimson red pods and gorgeous yellow flowers that bees love. The most productive red variety, these plants produce tender, 6″-long pods that are delicious in soup, gumbo, and stew, or deep-fried. Introduced in 1983; An All-America Selections winner in 1988.

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Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Days to Maturity: 55–60 days

Family: Malvaceae

Native: Unknown; probably tropical Africa and Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual. In frost-free areas, okra may be grown as a perennial.

Plant Dimensions: 4′ tall, 24″ wide. Can grow taller in longer season areas.

Variety Information: Dark red, grooved pods best harvested at 6″ or shorter. ‘Red Burgundy’ is touted as the most productive red variety.