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burgundyokra Burgundy Okra
(Abelmoschus esculentus)

A tender annual heirloom. Burgundy okra has green leaves with burgundy stems, leaf ribs, and branches. The burgundy pods grow to 8 inches long and turn green when cooked. Okra is used as the thickening agent in Cajun gumbo, but it also can be boiled, broiled, fried, roasted, steamed, canned, or pickled. You can use dried pods in flower arrangements! Sow seeds in garden beds after last frost date. Plants grow to 4 ft tall and are quite bushy. 50 days to maturity. 15 seeds in regular packets. 4 seeds in sample packet.


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