How to Save Orach (Atriplex hortensis) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2723
Binomial name: Atriplex hortensis
|Flower Type||Monoecious (male and female flowers on the same plant), self-compatible|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||1|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||5-25|
|When to Harvest||When the seeds change colour and are dry and papery.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut branches bearing seeds, spread on a wire rack and dry for a further 10 days to ensure seeds are completely dry. Gently rub the branches between hands to release the seeds.
|How to Clean||
Remove stalks by hand.
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What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.