Orach- Fire Red

Atriplex hortensis


Standard seed packet, 75 seeds

$1.25
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Orach- Fire Red

Atriplex hortensis


  • Also known as "Mountain Spinach"
  • Heat tolerant
  • Stunning leaf colour


Ancient leaf vegetable grown as a substitute to spinach due to its similar flavour. Leaves are dark purple/red and can be eaten fresh or cooked like spinach. Great for stir-fry. Harvest the whole plant when 30cm high or harvest leaves as required. Heat tolerant and slow to bolt during warm periods. Tolerant of poor soil conditions. Great addition to fresh salads. Seeds are also edible, either ground and mixed with flour or added to breads or cereals.  Also known as "Mountain Spinach" & "French Spinach".


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 2mm
When: Spring after frost
Germination: 7-14 days @ 20-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 40cm
Plant Height: 100cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 50 days
*Notes: Pinch out flower buds to encourage new leaves.

(Product number: G5-02)
Seeds per gram: 430 seeds


SKU G5-02
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Atriplex hortensis
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 75 seeds
Seeds per gram: 430

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