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Ruby Mountain Spinach (Orach) Seeds

Ruby Mountain Spinach (Orach) Seeds

Summertime Spinach Substitute

Atriplex hortensis, commonly known as Ruby Mountain Spinach or Orach seeds. Renowned for its vibrant, edible foliage, this annual leafy green adds a burst of color and flavor to gardens. The Ruby Mountain Spinach showcases a spectrum of vivid hues, from deep reds to vibrant greens, amplifying visual appeal in any garden landscape. The plant's erect growth pattern forms an elegant display, reaching heights of up to 4 feet, offering both ornamental and culinary benefits.

Originating from the Mediterranean region, this hardy plant thrives in various climates, preferring well-draining soil and abundant sunlight. A good substitute for spinach in the summer, it tolerates both cooler and warmer temperatures, making it adaptable to diverse growing conditions.

Harvesting the Ruby Mountain Spinach is straightforward. As the plant matures, simply snip individual leaves or harvest entire stems. Continual harvesting encourages regrowth and a prolonged harvest season, typically extending from late spring to early fall.

These seeds are an excellent choice for those seeking a colorful addition to their garden while enjoying a nutrient-rich leafy green. Whether for culinary use or aesthetic enhancement, the Ruby Mountain Spinach's striking appearance and ease of cultivation make it an appealing option for any gardening enthusiast.

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Description

Atriplex hortensis, commonly known as Ruby Mountain Spinach or Orach seeds. Renowned for its vibrant, edible foliage, this annual leafy green adds a burst of color and flavor to gardens. The Ruby Mountain Spinach showcases a spectrum of vivid hues, from deep reds to vibrant greens, amplifying visual appeal in any garden landscape. The plant's erect growth pattern forms an elegant display, reaching heights of up to 4 feet, offering both ornamental and culinary benefits.

Originating from the Mediterranean region, this hardy plant thrives in various climates, preferring well-draining soil and abundant sunlight. A good substitute for spinach in the summer, it tolerates both cooler and warmer temperatures, making it adaptable to diverse growing conditions.

Harvesting the Ruby Mountain Spinach is straightforward. As the plant matures, simply snip individual leaves or harvest entire stems. Continual harvesting encourages regrowth and a prolonged harvest season, typically extending from late spring to early fall.

These seeds are an excellent choice for those seeking a colorful addition to their garden while enjoying a nutrient-rich leafy green. Whether for culinary use or aesthetic enhancement, the Ruby Mountain Spinach's striking appearance and ease of cultivation make it an appealing option for any gardening enthusiast.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Cold Hardy
  • Container Compatible
  • Good for Beginners
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 11
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Winter
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Soil pH : 7.1 - 7.5
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Shade

Planting & Care

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.

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