Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Days to Maturity: 55–60 days
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.