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200 Seeds $3.25
2000 Seeds $19.50

Purple orach (OG)

Certified Organic Heirloom
Atriplex hortensis

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: Color: Purple, Heritage: Heirloom, Certification: Organic.

How to grow orach from seed

Rake in level seed bed, direct sow after last frost. Keep moist to ensure germination. Or start indoors 4 weeks before last frost, transplant out after frost. Sow spring and mid summer for second harvest. Easy to save seed. 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