Egyptian Spinach

Corchorus olitorius Open Pollinated

  • Ancient Egyptian vegetable
  • Also known as "Molokhia"

Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

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'Egyptian Spinach' seeds

Corchorus olitorius

  • Ancient Egyptian vegetable
  • Also known as "Molokhia"

Ancient Egyptian plant with nutritious green leaves which are used as a vegetable and are popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Older leaves can be cooked similar to spinach and used in stews and soups. Once cooked the leaves release a jelly-like slimy substance which is often used as a natural thickener. Young leaves can be eaten fresh and are often used in salads. Good hot-climate alternative to spinach. Stems of this plant are used to produce Jute and it is often grown as a commercial fibre crop. Also known as "Molokhia" or "Jute Mallow".

Seeds per gram: 620
Product code: G8-13

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 7-14 days @ 25-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 50cm
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 120cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 60 days

*Notes: Begin harvesting leaves once plant reaches 50cm high. Susceptible to red spider mite.


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