60 days — Under optimum conditions, 'Red Burgundy' okra, also sold as 'Burgundy' by some merchants, has attractive plants that reach four to five feet in height. Its beautiful, hibiscus-like, creamy-yellow colored flowers develop into burgundy colored pods that should be harvested at three to four inches in length, but remain tender to about six inches. The pods turn green when cooked. As noted, its plants are quite ornamental with burgundy stems, leaf ribs, and pods contrasting nicely with its green leaves.
'Red Burgundy' okra was developed by Leon Robbins
at Clemson University in South Carolina and introduced in 1983. It was an "All-America Selection®
" winner in 1988. Each packet contains two grams, which is about 30 seeds.