Tags: Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Days to Maturity: 52 days

Description:

Very productive compact plants with spineless, uniform and tender green pods. At the urging of Edward Lenoir, a Louisiana farmer who specializes in okra production, we set out to dehybridize "Annie Oakley II Hybrid" okra in 2017 because it had been discontinued. However, we haven't seen any of the segregation you would expect when saving and replanting seed from a hybrid variety. Edward has relied on Annie Oakley for years because it is so productive and uniform, and is happy to be able to grow it again! 14 seeds/gram. Grown by Mimosa Farm.

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    I ordered 5 grams (70 seeds) and only have 39 plants. Is this normal? I have long gaps in places where nothing came up. I usually have very good stands of okra and give buckets away.

    Posted by Allen Jenkins on 05/11/2020

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    • This seed germ tested at 91% in December. I will be planting some soon and will keep an eye on how it comes up and let you know. Its been really cold here in Virginia this spring, so if you're experiencing something similar that could be the problem. Edmund for CWSG

      Posted by A Seed Growers Cooperative on 05/11/2020

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    I ordered Annie Oakley seed (1 ounce) from Seed wise and never got an acknowledgement via email. I may have done something wrong. I keep trying to send the order but got no response. I ordered via credit card from cew46@bellsouth.net. Just trying to find out what went wrong? Thanks CEW

    Posted by Clarence Walker on 05/03/2020

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    Reading the description of your Annie Oakley OP Okra I'm not clear if you were successful in dehybridizing the seeds. the statement "However, we haven't seen any of the segregation you would expect when saving and replanting seed from a hybrid variety" doesn't say in layman terms if this variety reproduces true from the seeds saved from the plant.

    Posted by Charles Gonzales on 03/21/2020

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    • Our assessment is that Annie Oakley F1 was either not really a hybrid, or the two parents were extremely similar. So yes, as far as we can tell it reproduces true from the seeds saved, like any other open-pollinated variety. Hope this helps. Edmund for CWSG

      Posted by A Seed Growers Cooperative on 03/22/2020

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Annie Oakley OP Okra

Unit SizePriceDescription
5 Grams $3.50 Approx. 70 seeds
1/2 Ounce $8.00 Approx. 200 seeds
1 Ounce $10.00 Approx. 400 seeds

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