Red Orach

About This Variety

Atriplex hortensis
Seeds Per Packet: 50
Price Per Packet: $4.00
Days To Maturity: 45 days

aka Mountain Spinach, this relative of lamb’s quarters has been in cultivation for over 1000 years. Heavily branched plants can reach 6 feet. The deep ruby leaves are a dusty green on the underside and are delicious added to salads when young or steamed when older. Orach contains three times the vitamin C of spinach. Plant closely in rows, then eat the thinnings. A great warm-weather spinach substitute. Allow a few plants to bolt and you will have volunteers the following season.