Red Burgundy okra is an open-pollinated, heirloom variety. It produces beautiful deep red pods with green tips. Red Burgundy was an All-America Selections (AAS) winner in 1988. The pods have moderate spines and taste best when you harvest them when they’re 3 to 5 inches long. But unlike most other okra varieties, the Red Burgundy pods will still be tender at 6 to 7 inches. Red Burgundy is a good choice for pickling, stewing, or frying. When you cook these pods, they turn deep purple.
- Heirloom variety; open-pollinated
- Plants can reach a height of 6 feet
- Very productive
- Pods stay tender up to 7 inches long
- Good for frying, pickling, or stewing
- Days to maturity: 50
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