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Aurora Mixed Orach
 
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Aurora Mixed Orach (40 seeds) (OG124) $3.00
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Aurora Mixed Orach

         
 
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A mix of radiant colors, all the more beautiful because the plants reach a nice size—very well suited to edible landscaping beds. Colors include red, gold, green, pink, carmine, and pure purple. Who says greens have to be green? This Frank Morton/Wild Garden Seed original is just plain fun!

 
Aurora Mixed Orach
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MomsintheGarden
Location:
Winchester, VA
Date:
July 12, 2014
          5.0
 
Pretty tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great for something different

What are the cons? Slow to grow

Review:

This is tasty in salads, and pretty, too. It's both heat and cold tolerant. Slow to grow, and you don't get much per plant, so plant a lot if you want more than a tiny bit. It is a good, but not obnoxious, self-seeder, so expect for them to pop up here and there. I like this plant. Remember that it is a close relative of the edible weed, lamb's quarters.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By MomsintheGarden 12 Jul 2014

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Frecklpwr
Location:
Fremont, CA
Date:
June 13, 2014
          5.0
 
Beautiful and delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, vertical

What are the cons? Caterpillars love them

Review:

I bought these seeds because of the beautiful colors represented in the photo. That, and I am terribly tired of kale and chard after this past winter. I wanted something new and this fit the bill. What I didn't realize was that this is such a vertical spectacle of a plant. Mine grew to 5 feet tall before I decided to harvest all of the remaining leaves and pull them out. I had to pull them out because they were shading other sun-loving plants I had put in behind them. I have now planted a second rotation in locations that would benefit from some vertical interest and color pop without shading nearby plants. The plants yield quite a bit of produce. I chop up the leaves for my salads. Even the dark purple is surprisingly mild. I sautee them for pizza toppings and in lasagne. They make a green smoothie wonderfully pink, too! I love all of the colors and will certainly make this a permanent addition to my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Frecklpwr 13 Jun 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PFetters
Location:
Denver, CO
Date:
May 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Moving right along
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Colorful and resilient!

What are the cons? Not enough seeds in pack. :)

Review:

Beautiful plants, and growing nicely, even in this early part of the season. Resilient little guys too, they took a devastating hail and a couple of late frosts without any problem! Would definitely recommend!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By PFetters 28 May 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NoahJ
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
May 26, 2014
          5.0
 
instant sprout high viability
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? every seed sprouts healthy

What are the cons? seedling stretches, top heavy

Review:

I planted these in a peat moss based soil to start them out, in the warmth of early summer. They popped up in about two days and are growing quicker than all the other seeds planted at the same time next to them: basils, dandelion, peppers, amaranth, marigold. About two weeks now, and they are about 3 inches and on the second set of true leaves, growing quicker every day. I thinned them and ate the thinnings, and they are delightful; like slightly tart mild spinach. In contrast to the other reviewer, I find that they are growing quite quickly, and sprout nearly instantly. I'll try to post another review with my experience with mature plants, but I wanted to get this review in because in contrast to the other reviewer, my experience has been very positive. I feel guilty giving it so many stars right up front, but if my experience changes I'll try to balance them out with the next review. The darker greens seem to grow large quicker then gold, followed by reds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By NoahJ 26 May 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Riesluna03
Location:
Loganville, GA
Date:
April 29, 2014
          3.0
 
Very pretty but slow
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous coloring

What are the cons? slow to germinate/mature

Review:

I was SO excited to grow these seeds! I have been buying out everything I can on Baker's Creek's website. Alas, I have replanted them twice and they've taken 2.5 months to get 2 inches tall. Very pretty....I will give it one more try and then pass them along to another gardener.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Riesluna03 29 Apr 2014

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