Stunning color in the garden! Crimson pods and yellow flowers are prolific in the heat. Beautiful and edible.
Whether you eat okra or not, this plant is worth growing with deep crimson red pods and gorgeous yellow flowers that bees love. The most productive red variety, these plants produce tender, 6"-long pods that are delicious in soup, gumbo, and stew, or deep-fried. Introduced in 1983; An All-America Selections winner in 1988.
Variety InfoDark red, grooved pods best harvested at 6" or shorter. 'Red Burgundy' is touted as the most productive red variety.
Recommended for cold climates only: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F, ideally 80°–90°F. Use biodegradable pots to reduce root disturbance.
1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.