BHENDI (Abelmoschus esculentus) is a common vegetable in India. The common names are ladies finger, okra and bhindi. It is predominantly a crop of tropics and subtropics. The crop is cultivated for its young tender fruits, used in curry and soups after cooking. Bhendi requires a long warm growing season during its growing period. It can be successfully grown in the rainy season even in heavy rainfall. Bhendi grows best in loose, friable, well-drained sandy loam soils rich in organic matter but with good drainage.