Orach Red

Orach Red - Seeds & Bulbs

(Atriplex hortensis)

Orach is an old kitchen garden vegetable that was grown by the American settlers. The mild, spinach like flavor doesn't get bitter when the plant bolts. Extremely attractive, and can be planted in the flower garden. Use in salads, as a cooked green, or stuff the leaves. Greeks and Romans used it as an herb for sore throats and to ease indigestion. Italians use it in pasta , and the French and English use it in soups and stews. Plants are drought tolerant and grow to 4" tall. Also known as mountain or French spinach.

Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: In spring, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.
When to Sow Inside: Does not transplant well
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 1'
Days to Emerge: 5-10
Thinning: When 1/2" tall, thin to 10" apart.

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