Molokhia (Corchorus olitorius)

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Molokhia or Mulukhiya, commonly known as Egyptian Spinach, Mallow, Nalta Jute, or Tossa Jute is an annual herb native to ancient Egypt.  It's leaves are used and prepared as a vegetable and it is a staple ingredient in Middle Eastern, East African, and North African cuisine. 

Sometimes referred to as Middle East's super-green, Molokhia is packed full of vitamins and minerals. It's rich in fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and selenium, as well as vitamins C, E, K, A, B6, and niacin.

Molokhia has dark green leaves, green and red stems, vibrant yellow flowers, and seedpods that somewhat resemble okra.  Plant Molokhia in the Spring and enjoy harvesting it all Summer long.  The average height is 2 ft but Molokhia can grow as high as 10 ft in just one growing season.  That's a lot of fresh Molokhia!

Plant Type:
Annual Herb, cultivated and prepared as a vegetable.
Perennial in ideal conditions. 

Harvest Season:
Summer

Mature Size:
Up to 6 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Deep loose soil, sandy or clay. Likes hot, warm conditions with little moisture needed once established.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 4+; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Molokhia is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within growing season. 

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    Alexander
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    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great looking plant super hardy!!!

    The plant shipped really well and needed almost no bounce back time. It says it does not like a lot of water but I found it to be really water tolerant. As long as it does not sit in water it does not like wet feet. I found it grew faster when I upped the water. I live in California and had the plant indoors for about a month before moving it outside. Leaves grow back almost over night. and it’s super easy to clone.

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