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'Catawba Freesman' Okra

'Catawba Freesman' Okra

Regular price $4.00 Sale

Abelmoschus esculentus

Origin: Africa (via Catawba Nation)

Improvement status: Landrace

Seeds per packet: ~42

Germination tested 11/2023: 93%

Life cycle: Annual

Medium-sized green okra believed to have been brought to the Catawba nation by formerly enslaved people whose ancestors brought the seed from West Africa. From Kris Hubbard's Kentucky-based seed collection.

Our seed was grown by our friend Christian Keeve, a Univerity of Kentucky PhD student and a member of Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance whom we met through our association with Truelove Seeds.