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Sevierville tn
Aug 10, 2017 7:09 PM CST
The past 100 years my family has harvested seeds from this okra and replanted each year. I am the last person to grow this okra. I am sick and can not garden anymore. I would like to spread this seed around because I dont want it to disappear. Can you help me identify? And info on seed banks that would want. Seed comes from okla Thanks Jamie
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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Aug 10, 2017 9:07 PM CST
Welcome. Sorry to hear that you're sick and am wishing you well.

Anyway, I can't identify your okra but I can suggest some seed banks.

The first one that comes to mind is the newly opened Dallas Public Seed Library. Must confess that I'm volunteering with them so that's a biased suggestion. However, if the okra comes from OK then it might be just as good in TX. (just a silly guess) Here's a link to read about it.

There is a website that lists seed libraries. I'm not sure when it was last updated. The link to it is

From there you can scroll down and you'll see that there are some seed libraries in OK. The only one I found that has an active link is in Tulsa. Find it here.

Keep scrolling and you'll find that there are a number of cities in TN that either have seed libraries or are thinking about starting one. I clicked on the ones that provided links and they all seem to be on Facebook. (I don't know if you use Facebook.)

I don't know if you have a preference as to where you want to donate. I looked at OK as that's where the okra came from. And I listed TN because I see that you live there. And as I said, I listed Dallas only because I'm a volunteer there and am totally prejudiced.

I bet someone else will jump on here and have more knowledge about okra and seed libraries than me.

Best wishes!
Name: Tara
Tulsa (Zone 7a)
Aug 10, 2017 10:32 PM CST
I'm in Oklahoma- there's a plant farm here in Tulsa that specializes in heirloom varieties. They always tell some history about the plants or who gave them the seed. You might check with her.

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