Moongre - Radish pods - NEW FOR 2017Raphanus caudatus. In appearance it looks a french bean but is pungent in taste like a radish. It is indeed a radish, but is not grown for its root but the tasty pods that form from attractive flowers. It grows well in cooler temperatures as well as the heat of summer. Popular in Rajasthan as well as in Gujarat where it is known as Moongres or Lila mougri. In Marathi it is known as dingiri. Best when they are harvested while still small, you can make a chutney by pounding these with some green chillies, and mixing in salt and yogurt. Radish pods are also great in salads and stir fries. Also known as rat tailed radish.
Hummingbird tree (Sesbania grandiflora) NEW FOR 2017
Sesbania grandiflora is a small erect, fast-growing, and sparsely branched tree that reaches 32 feet in height. The flowers, young leaves and tender pods of the white flowered hummingbird tree are edible and are sold in local ethnic markets. All parts of the tree are also utilized for medicine in Southeastern Asia and India including preparations derived from the roots, bark, gum, leaves, flowers, and fruit.
The tree thrives under full exposure to sunshine and is extremely frost sensitive.
In Tamil the tree is called Kathurumurunga or akatthi. In Hindi gaach-munga, in Telugu avisi, in Bengali Bokful, and Hadga Flower in Marathi.
Packet of 10 seeds