Egyptian Spinach

Corchorus olitorius


Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

$1.25
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Egyptian Spinach

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".


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: 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 to Maturity/Flowering: 60 days
*Notes: Begin harvesting leaves once plant reaches 50cm high. Susceptible to red spider mite.

(Product number: G8-13)
Seeds per gram: 620 seeds


SKU G8-13
Shipping Weight 0.0006kg
Botanical name: Corchorus olitorius
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 100 seeds
Seeds per gram: 620

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