Okra - Aunt Hettie's Red


Abelmoschus esculentus

This very rare Tennessee heirloom produces plump, glossy pods with a bright burgundy finish. Plants grow to 4-5’ high and are very ornamental. Pods are tender and delicious, best harvested at under 4”.

SMALL FARM GROWN by Butterfly Cove Botanicals, Bryson City, NC

Planting Information


Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
4201 oz30 lbs60
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70-90°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/2"3-4"90
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
12"7-15Annual1-2 years