- 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".
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||7-14 days @ 25-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost Tender Perennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||60 days|
(Product number: G8-13)
Seeds per gram: 620 seeds
|Botanical name:||Corchorus olitorius|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||100 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||620|
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