How to Save Okra (Abelmaschus esculentum) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2721
Binomial name: Abelmaschus esculentum
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-fertile|
|Pollination||Self-pollinated and insect pollinated|
|Other Isolation Methods||Cover flowers with paper bags.|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||1|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||5-10|
|When to Harvest||When capsules dry and harden and before they split open.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut individual capsules from the plant and dried until they become brittle. Split capsules and remove the seed.
|How to Clean||
Separate seeds by hand or by screening and winnowing.
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What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.