Vegetable Mallow / Malva Crispa (Organic)
Malva verticillata var. crispa.
Big, mild-flavored, curly-edged green leaves may be used for salad when young. Older leaves are better when lightly cooked. Very productive. Loves hot weather and is mildly frost resistant. May self-seed. Good digestive aid and a good northern replacement for okra or filé as a thickener in soups. One of the first domesticated crops in Asia over 2,500 years ago.