Heirloom PURPLE ORACH 200 SEEDS Mountain French Spinach Giant Lambsquarters - Rancupid Mall

Heirloom PURPLE ORACH 200 SEEDS Mountain French Spinach Giant Lambsquarters

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HEIRLOOM PURPLE ORACH -- 200 SEEDS
Atriplex hortensis
Heirloom,  Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO

OTHER NAMES: Mountain spinach, French spinach, Giant Lambsquarters, Orache

ANNUAL

Touted as a warm-season alternative to spinach, orach is actually a cool-season plant that just doesn’t go to seed (bolt) as quickly as spinach. Orach is most productive and flavorful when grown in spring and fall. It is more tolerant of both heat and cold than spinach. Harvest can continue into summer after spinach has gone to seed (bolted). Harvest leaves that are less-bitter than spinach into the summer. Red varieties in particular make good ornamental plants, though can reach 4 to 6 feet tall.

Harvest tightly spaced plants when 4 to 6 inches tall, cutting them an inch or two above the soil in "cut and come again" style. Or thin plants at this height to 6- to 18-inch spacings, eating the thinnings.

Continue to harvest young leaves from older plants as they mature, leaving the older leaves to help sustain the plants. Pinch off flower buds to encourage branching and more young, vegetative growth.

Make succession plantings until weather warms. Make mid-summer plantings for fall harvest.


Life Cycle: Annual
Plant Height: Up to 4-6 feet tall
Spread:  1 to 1.5 feet wide
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Germination Temperature: 50F-65F
Seed Depth: 1/4"  deep
Seed Space: 2 inches apart
Days to Germination: 7-14 days depending upon growing conditions