Gumbo, Ladies Fingers, Bhindi
Asian Delicacy, tender annual greenhouse plant grown like a tomato. Small fruits can be used cooked on their own or added to soups, stews and sauces. The fruit should be harvested when young to encourage more production. The seed is made into 'tofu' or 'tempeh' and roasted used as a coffee substitute. Requires a warm sunny sheltered site but is best grown in a greenhouse. Sow early spring onwards @ 15-30 deg C in single pots, plant out June onwards at 45cm apart provide climbing support.