Melokhiya Greens (60 Days)

$ 1.95

Melokhiya Greens are the most widely used vegetable in Egypt; Melokhiya is very healthy and nutritious. It contains calcium, carotene and B complex vitamins. The young leaves and shoots can be used to flavor and thicken soups and stews and can also be cut and dried for winter use. Full sun. 

100 seeds



Corchorus olitorius

Germination: 10-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling. Transplant out after last frost, 14-16" apart.

Sowing Outdoors:  After last frost. Sow 1-2" apart, thin to 14-16" apart

Harvest: Young shoots and leaves. When plant reach 24" pinch back to promote branching

Tips: Plant Melokhiya Greens in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture.