Organic Orach, Red - SNV8064

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Orach - Red - Atriplex hortensis

Hardy Annual Red Orach is also called Mountain Spinach. The magenta-red leaves will not change color when cooked. Use this nutritious green in salads (small, raw leaves) or take the larger leaves and cook them. The flavor is a nuttier version of spinach. Orach grows well in warm weather when spinach bolts.

Soil and Water: Orach wants moderately fertile soil with added organic matter. Provide moderate water.

Planting and Growing: These greens prefer cooler weather, but tolerate warm temperatures. Start seeds indoors 3 weeks before the last frost and continue planting every 2 weeks until midsummer.

Harvesting and Storage: Begin harvesting when leaves are 1" long. Steam larger 3"-4" long leaves. Harvest a few leaves at a time from the whole plant. Mature leaves are popular for floral arrangements.

Did You Know? Drop a leaf in a pot of cooking rice to make the rice a rosy color.

Soil Temperature: 50-65°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 6-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-6'
Days to Maturity: 30-40 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2"-6"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

  • Item Model Number: SNV8064
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.25 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.01 pounds

Customer Reviews

love it!

I love growing orach. It grows well in all soil types, in sun and in shade, its the first up in the spring and lasts all summer long. I let some of it go to seed at the end of the season, and have an abundance the next year (plus, i can watch for orach sprouts to know when to plant my spring garden!). Oh, and did I mention it is delicious and just gorgeous, too?

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love it!

I love growing orach. It grows well in all soil types, in sun and in shade, its the first up in the spring and lasts all summer long. I let some of it go to seed at the end of the season, and have an abundance the next year (plus, i can watch for orach sprouts to know when to plant my spring garden!). Oh, and did I mention it is delicious and just gorgeous, too?

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