SPINACH - Egyptian seeds (NOT to WA)

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SPINACH Egyptian - 30 HEIRLOOM Seeds (NOT to WA)

(Corchorus olitorius) 

It’s a fast-growing vegetable. 

This "food of kings" dates back to the time of the pharaohs, when an Egyptian king drank it in soup to recover from an illness. Modern Egyptians also use Molokhia to make a soup prepared since ancient times and is considered to be extremely nutritious. 

Warm season annual/perennial

Jute, Egyptian Spinach Also known as, Molokhia , Malu Khia, Melokheya, Meloukia, Salad Mallow, Jew's mallow, West African sorrel !

Asian names for this vegetable...

India: koshta

Japan: tororo no

Philippines: saluyot

Thailand: po krachao

Vietnam: rau day 

A very hardy, fast growing annual . The young leaves used in salad, older leaves and the shoot tips cooked as spinach and are high in protein. It self-sows readily. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas. 

Seed is naturally green in color and is NOT treated. Start seeds in flats or direct sow fairly heavily and thin. This is a hot weather loving green. Plant out after danger of frost is past and soil is getting warm. Does best in good soil for rapid growth, so continue to give compost or nutrients throughout the season. Likes full sun, warm to hot weather and steady moisture - mulch will help keep soil moist. Cut tender top leaves continuously or harvest whole plant and succession-sow.

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