Melokhiya, Molokhia, Molokhiya.Mouleukeyeh, Bush Okra, Jew's Mallow, Jute Mallow
Corchorus olitorius

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Corchorus (KOR-koh-rus) (Info)
Species: olitorius

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 23, 2010, gkhaled from Philadelphia, PA wrote:

It takes only 3 weeks from planting the seeds to harvest it! If you leave it longer, it will start blooming and later develop seeds.

It prefers a warm weather with good drainge soil. It needs to be watered just once a week if it did not rain.

It could grow to 5 feet tall!