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Question about saving Okra seeds

Posted by WonderWeasel none (Soulfly865@aim.com) on
Sat, Nov 10, 12 at 2:55

Hello--

I grew a few 'Jing Orange' Okra plants this year, and decided to let a few pods mature to save seeds from. Unfortunately, the pods matured, but didn't begin to really dry out until after our first frost. I was wondering if the pods are thick enough to protect the seeds from the frost. Thanks for your help!

--Jordan


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RE: Question about saving Okra seeds

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 10, 12 at 11:39

Hi Jordan,
They can be. If light frosts don't turn a plant to black goo, seed often keep ripening in the pods. The pod shell acts like a blanket.
Remy


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RE: Question about saving Okra seeds

Thanks for the follow-up, Remy! I cut them off last night. Lucky I did, because it's supposed to get down to 22 here tonight!

Anyway, the seeds were (for the most part) all mature, and looked fine. The seeds in a couple of the smaller pods were still white. I'm going to try germinating a few when they finish drying.

Thanks again!

--Jordan


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RE: Question about saving Okra seeds

Good luck Jordan.
If you have any extra that youd like to trade, I have Louisiana Green Velvet, Clemson spineless#80, Red Burgundy, or My Joanie. Or an SASBE.
Danny


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RE: Question about saving Okra seeds

Here is a slightly different take on saving okra seeds. I had a neighbor in San Antonio who planted giant sunflowers near his okra and saved the okra seeds for planting the next year. I believe that due to the cross polination with the sunflowers, the okra grew about 15 feet tall. Anyone seen anything similar?


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RE: Question about saving Okra seeds

CharlieBoring I have grown okra that it was normal for them to get that tall, the Louisiana long-hook or long-horn. I do not believe the sunflower had anything to do with the height.


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