Burgandy (Gumbo) Okra Many Uses, High in Vitamin C, Easy to Grow
Okra is a warm weather, short season crop and grows well under the same conditions as sweet corn. It grows to a size of 5 feet tall with large leaves and very showy flowers. Okra is popular in soups and gumbos or when breaded and fried. This variety is an All-America Selections Winner meaning that it has been tested by a network of independent judges who determined that their garden performance was superior.
Seed Depth: 1 in.
Row Spacing: 36 in.
Seed Spacing: 12 in.
Plant Spacing: 18 in.
Days to Sprout: 14-21
Days to Harvest: 55-60
Soak seed for 24 hours prior to planting. Do not plant until the soil is warm. Seeds may be started indoors and transplanted into the garden.
Thin when plants are 3 inches high. Mulch to keep weeds down and retain moisture. Plants need to be staked as they grow.
Harvest the pods when they are 2-3 inches long. Harvest every 2-3 days to encourage production. If pods are left to ripen, the plant will stop producing.
Wear gloves and long sleeves when harvesting to avoid skin irritation.
Good source of Vitamins C & B, Magnesium, Folic Acid, Thiamin.