Burgundy Okra is known for staying tender even as the pods reach 6 inches long. It features beautiful, tall, bright red stems and fruit that stands out in the garden. Burgundy is a classic southern staple that makes a truly authentic Cajun gumbo!
Okra: A true southern favorite! This amazing, tall (up to 6 feet tall!) beautiful plants add an amazing look to the garden as well as tons of tasty pods right through the late summer heat. They sport beautiful, hibiscus flowers all summer long. While some find the pods a little slimy (the same texture that gives authentic gumbo it ‘something special’) I love to snack on them when they are super small right in the garden.
Growing Tips: Give these guys plenty of space - 2 feet at least between plants, but certainly allow cucumbers, melons, or squash to roam around underneath them. They like the hot weather and compost rich soil. But do give them water all season long to make sure as not to stall their growth in our August droughts.