Our bodi seeds produce short plants that may not require trellises. Bodi plants produce edible long green pods with immature seeds which can be picked in 5 – 6 weeks. The pods are quick-growing and mature quickly. Plants grow best in full sunlight and well-drained soils.
Bodi (Los Banos Variety)
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Vigna unguiculata (L.)
St Augustine Nurseries
The National Seed Bank Chaguaramas
Sorrel is native to West Africa, but is also found in India where it is locally called Chukai. The young shoots and leaves are eaten either raw or as a cooked vegetable while the swollen calyces of the flowers are used in the preparation of beverages, preserves and jellies. Bast fibre can also be collected from the stem and utilized to make rope, yarn and/or textiles.
Pumpkin is a very versatile as all parts of the plant can be utilized for food. The fruit is used both fresh and processed. It can be baked, steam, boiled and processed into a powder for use in drinks and soups. The leaves and flowers are cooked and eaten and even the seeds are roasted and consumed. Pumpkins constitute a good source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, B and C.