Molokhia Egyptian spinach

Plants grow quickly and are ready for a first cutting in 60-70 days. Plants have an upright growth habit, harvest forces more branching. If left uncut, molokhia can reach 6 feet tall.

In fall, as the days shorten, the plant ceases leafy growth and starts to flower. For this reason, molokhia is not a good choice for a fall garden because the plant just "wants" to bloom and you'll get nothing leafy to harvest.

Although Corchorus olitorius likely originated in Africa, it is now pan-tropical and in some countries it is considered a weed (a testament to its ease of cultivation). As a garden vegetable it can be successfully grown anywhere the growing season exceeds 70 days.

Egyptian Spinach - Full Life Cycle.


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Mulukhiyah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Egyptian Kitchen: Dinner: Molokhia

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