Egyptian Spinach

Corchorus olitorius


Standard seed packet, 100 seeds

$1.00
In Stock


Calculate Shipping

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
Row Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil.
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Hardiness: Frost Tender
Plant Height: 120cm
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

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other The Seed Collection Pty Ltd users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review


Others Also Bought


Tomato- Cherokee Purple

Tomato- Cherokee Purple

$1.10

Clary Sage

Clary Sage

$1.00

Perilla- Green

Perilla- Green

$1.50

Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

$1.10

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumber- Marketmore

$1.00

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

Eggplant- Tsakoniki

$1.00

Broccoli- Di Ciccio

Broccoli- Di Ciccio

$1.00

Carrot- Short Kuroda

Carrot- Short Kuroda

$1.00


More From This Category


Salsify- Mammoth Sandwich

Salsify- Mammoth Sandwich

$1.10

Warrigal Greens

Warrigal Greens

$1.50

Angelica

Angelica

$1.50

Black Salsify

Black Salsify

$1.75

Land Seaweed

Land Seaweed

$1.25

Couve Tronchuda

Couve Tronchuda

$1.50

Minutina

Minutina

$1.00

Yam Bean

Yam Bean

$1.25