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Okra Breeding

Cross two varieties together.
Description

I’ll send two varieties of okra (5-10 seeds each) grow each variety out. Cross each variety of okra together. Typically pulling one flower off one variety and pollinating the other varieties flower. Tag each crossed flower/pod. Continue to grow and eat remaking okra. Once marked pods (at least one pod from each plant) have grown and dried out on the stem. Please select the 10 largest seeds from each marked pod to send back. (50-100 seeds total) Remaining seeds and pods can be kept or eaten.

Researcher background
I’m currently a hobby gardener looking to cross a new variety of okra.
Are you seeking volunteer growers or other types of volunteers?
Yes, seeking volunteer growers
How many volunteers do you need?
10
What will you ask volunteers to do?
I’ll send two varieties of okra (5-10 seeds each) grow each variety out. Cross each variety of okra together. Typically pulling one flower off one variety and pollinating the other varieties flower. Tag each crossed flower/pod. Continue to grow and eat remaking okra. Once marked pods (at least one pod from each plant) have grown and dried out on the stem. Please select the 10 largest seeds from each marked pod to send back. (50-100 seeds total) Remaining seeds and pods can be kept or eaten.
Other requirements of volunteers?
I’d prefer people in the southern parts of the US.
Is this a multi-year project?
Maybe
Can volunteers expect to be able to keep some germplasm (seeds, bulbs, cuttings, spores, etc) at the close of the project?
Yes, of course
Researcher Location

32246
United States