Orach - Purple (Atriplex hortensis) Mountain Spinach Non GMO Purple Orache Heirloom Vegetable
Height 4-6 in
Orach is a cool-season plant, and a warm-season alternative to spinach. Orach is a member of the Chenopodiaceae family, and is also known as Garden Orache, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, French Spinach, and Sea Purslane.
Purple Orach, produces burgundy colored leafy plants into early summer with prolific growth, developing smooth burgundy-colored 2" leaves, and is used as an alternative to spinach, as it is less bitter and has a more savory flavor when cooked or eaten fresh. As the tender leaves grow they produce a less bitter flavor, before going to seed.
Medicinal uses: smooth 2" leaves of Purple Orach has been used as an herbal remedy to help aid anxiety and exhaustion. You can make a warm floral tea, which will help extract and provide the herbal properties of this heirloom plant. Orach is grown much like spinach.
- Full sun
- Seeds should be sown in full sun to part shade about 2-3 weeks after the last frost for your area.
- Sow seeds ¼ to ½ inch (0.5 to 1.5 cm.) deep spaced 2 inches (5 cm.)
- Orach will also flourish in the warmer conditions; by late summer to early fall, your Purple Orach plants will bloom small red flowers.
- Seed Count: 1 gr