Franny is excited to host the okra variety trial at her farm in Leicester NC. Franny’s Farm is about 2 minutes drive from my house, what great okra loving neighbors I have! The sound at the end of the video is Emily playing on a slide – she loves playing at Franny’s, so we’ve a fun summer ahead of us.
The basic plan is to set up three 240ft rows with good inter-row spacing. I am making a shortlist of 50 varieties to trial with 10-12 plants of each. It’s going to be a simple observational trial as I collect data about each variety. We’ll be growing near the LOVE barn, which is awesome because the trial will get great visibility and okra is a beautiful plant.
We’re hoping to organize an okra orientated event around August time, so sign up and stay posted.
Meet Abagail, a potential research assistant in the coming months: