Variability in Okra Seed Quality

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Martin, F. W., & Ruberte, R. (1981). Variability in Okra Seed Quality. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 65(3), 205–212.


Ten characteristics of okra seed were defined on the basis of observation of characteristics of seed of 270 varieties. The variation of these characteristics was studied within one variety, Clemson Spineless, and the interrelationships of the characteristics were studied. Small, non-black, shriveled, or low-density seeds germinated poorly and were low in percent kernel, in oil, and in protein content. An index of okra seed quality was devised that permits farmers as well as specialists to assess rapidly the quality of a given seed lot.


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