Crimson pods on emerald foliage grow up to an impressive 8 inches long. Use Red Burgundy okra in soups, stews, and gumbos.
A hot weather plant, start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Soak seeds overnight before planting. Transplant into the garden a month after last frost date. A heavy feeder, make sure to plant in fertile soil. Grows 3-4' tall.
- Days must be over 80F to produce decent crops. The soil must be over 70F. If you have cool summers wait to plant Okra at the end of May or 1st week in June. Plant next heat sinks like rock walls or south sides of structures. Try placing a few bricks or rocks at the base of established plants a heat sinks.
- Once established Okra is very drought tolerant. However, watering every 7-10 will produce higher yields. However don't over water. Okra does like drier soils than most of your veggies.
- Ovoid planting Okra in wet, soggy soils.
- Okra will grow best in soil that has been worked down to a level of 10".
- Thin plants to about a 12" apart.
- Fertilize your bed with composted manure before hand, but do not feed too much nitrogen was established. This will cause luxuriant growth and few blooms/pods.