Orach seed (Atriplex hortensis)

$3.25

50 days.  This mostly red leafed open pollinated strain is prolific and often self seeds in the garden.  I can’t think of anything more generous than a plant who gives thick succulent salad greens with very little if any care.  Affectionately called “French spinach”

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50 days.  An attractive eye catching red leafed delectable edible strain is prolific and often self seeds in the garden.  I can’t think of anything more generous than a plant who gives thick succulent salad greens with very little if any care.  Affectionately known by other names such as Mountain spinach, French spinach, Giant Lambsquarters, and Orache.   Red leaves add a splash of colour to any salad or cooked dishes or used to colour homemade pasta.  Can be grown as a micro green in 21 days.  Enjoyed since Mesolithic times and grown in the Mediterranean before spinach became popular.  All seeds  you see on our site are organically grown.

Prefers well-drained, fertile soils, high in organic matter, pH 6.5 to 7.5. Tolerates alkaline soil and salt. Also tolerates drought, but has better flavor if kept watered.  A warm-season alternative to spinach, orach is a cool-season plant that is most productive and flavorful when grown in spring and fall. It is more tolerant of both heat and cold than spinach.

  • Seed Count: 75-100
  • Collection Date: Sept 2020
  • Hardiness Zone: annual
  • Height and Width: 2m x 45cm
  • Family: Chenopodiaceae

How to germinate Orach seeds:’

Super easy. Sow in moist medium 4-8mm deep.  Germinate at 10-15C.  Should germinate in 7-14 days.  Don’t let medium dry out.  Give strong indirect light if sowing indoors, harden off and transplant at 3-4 true leaf stage after all threat of frost has passed.  Direct sow?….again after all threat of frost has passed. Space plants 6cm apart.

Additional information

Weight 3 g