Spinach Egyptian

Botanical Name: Corchorus olitorius

Approx 250 seeds
Availability: In stock
$3.50

Also known as Nalta Jute, Bush Okra and many other names, this multipurpose plant is grown from Africa to Asia but is particularly popular in Egypt. Grown for its delicious leaves and shoots that are cooked similarly to Spinach.
Pick young shoots and leaves regularly to delay flowering and extend harvest.

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How To Grow

Sow in seed trays filled with quality seed raising mix or direct in growing position. Sow thinly, but firmly, 5mm (¼in) deep. Seedlings usually appear in 7-10 days. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant into the garden when strong enough, spacing plants 30cm (12in) apart. Harvest from 6 weeks after sowing. Pick leaves and shoots as required. Pick young shoots and leaves regularly to delay flowering and extend harvest.

When To Plant Spring to Autumn. Winter too in tropical regions.
Harvest 6-8 weeks
How To Cook

For Egyptian Molokhia, mince the leaves of Egyptian Spinach and cook them in a meat broth with garlic and coriander. You can also add tomato sauce or cumin. Serve with pita bread or rice. Grow your own produce to create truly authentic dishes inspired by regional cuisines of the world’s kitchens.

Sow Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type compost, fertile, well drained

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