Malvaceae week 0905-9112011 UD 036 Abelmoschus
These are my bhindi pics from a scanned pic, the original picture prints are from 2002 , sorry for the haze … in scanning
Could not resist showing off my bhidis we managed to grow in short growing season of constant intense heat that it needs.
Such season is very short up north, only starts in
late june, and ends in end of august…. For a
few years every year I had planted a demonstration garden for visitors and
children at NYBG family garden programme of Indian Vegetables and “My
Grandmother’s scented garden of Indian scented aromatous plants… we were a great curiosity and success … interacting
with old and young alike, many world war 2 veterans would stop by and tell us about
their time spent in Burma or Assam or Kolkata and eating these veggies… etc etc…. I wish I had taped their stories for living history... always hindsight is 20/20, alas...
Species: A. esculentus
Binomial: Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
"lady's fingers, bhinda, bhindi or bhendi, benda Kaya in Telugu
Enjoy, I did … we got 15 to twenty bhindis every 3 – 4 days… enjoyed eating… most other vegetables we donated to the salvation army or other soup kitchens