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Purple orach

$3.25

Organically Grown Heirloom
Atriplex hortensis
Annual
200 seeds, Net Wt 1.4g

Purple-green leafed orach. Leaf color may grow out with variation. Eat like lettuce but does not get bitter when it bolts, you can eat harvest planting all summer long, a farm favorite. Harvest from the bottom up. In the spinach family, three times the vitamin C of spinach. Easy to save seed, colors outbreed or cross, beautiful ornamental. Ideal for greenhouse winter greens. Also known as Garden Orach, Marsh Orach, Mountain Spinach and French Spinach. Tags: Purple, Heirloom.

How to grow orach from seed

Rake in level seed bed, direct sow after last frost. Strong germinator, may need to thin. Can start indoors be not necessary. Sow spring and mid summer for second harvest. Easy to save seed, select vigorous plants. Soil pH 5.6-7.8. Hardiness zones 11.

Usual seed life: 6 years.

Planting Depth 1/4"
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-75˚F
Days to Germ. 7-20
Plant Spacing 12"
Row Spacing 8-12"
Days To Maturity 45–60
Full Sun
Moist Well Drained