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Okra 'Burgundy'    

Abelmoschus esculentus

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Belonging to the Abelmoschus genus (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Burgundy'), Burgundy is a variety of Okra. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pastel yellow and   Electric yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Tender annual growing best in hot weather. Very ornamental.

Red Burgundy Okra are plants that bear burgundy pods that turn dark purple when lightly cooked. Pods remain tender up to seven inches.1

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.25 feet (1.00 metres), Burgundy grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Burgundy Okra is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Burgundy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Burgundy

  • Full Sun

  • High

The use of black mulch as row cover will improve growth.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Burgundy is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Burgundy in loamy soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 6.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Burgundy from seed

Soak seeds overnight to aid germination.

Sow 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Burgundy about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Burgundy

As Burgundy is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Burgundy

Other Names for Okra 'Burgundy'

red burgundy, okra