In 2018 Chris Smith grew out 76 different varieties of okra as a research project to support a book he was working on, The Whole Okra. That trial was funded by a successful Kick Starter Campaign and the generous sponsorship of Sow True Seed. Variety observations and trial notes from the 2018 Trial can be seen here. In Many ways that project provided the proof of concept for The Utopian Seed Project to get off the ground.

In 2019 The Utopian Seed Project is planning another large okra variety trial with a whole new set of okra varieties, further exploring and celebrating the diversity of okra.

 

 

Alice Elliot

Aunt Hettie’s Red

Bartley Okra

Bear Creek Okra

Beck’s Big Buck

Benoist

Blondy

Bradford Family Okra

Burgundy

Campbell’s Long Green

Chanchal

Cherokee Long Pod

Choppee

Clemson Spineless

Dad Speagle’s Special Okra

Dwarf Green Long Pod

Emerald

George Sladersky

Gold Coast

Granddaddy’s

Guarijio “Nescafe”

Harlow’s Homestead

Heavy Hitter

Hill Country Red (aka Texas Hill Country)

Hodnett Special

Hoopers

Jersey Emerald Landrace

Jing Orange

Joseph Lofthouse Landrace

Kandahar Pendi

Kibbler Family

King

Lady’s Finger – Bhindi