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Orach, Red (150 seeds) (OG103) $2.50

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Orach, Red

         
 
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(Atriplex hortensis) 4’-10’ tall and bright red. Beautiful and tasty addition to salads or cooked. Related to Lambs Quarters. Lovely! Super nutritious.
 
Orach, Red
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jenniferoni
Location:
Dell Rapids, SD, United States
Date:
September 6, 2019
          5.0
 
Taste so good
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? TASTE glittery color

What are the cons? None

Review:

These taste so nutty to me! I didnt think it tasted like spinach.. I thought it was like a soft nutty flavor. The leaves get big and the bigger the leaf the more I liked the flavor! The underside of the leaves are glittery!!! So so pretty.. i could pick a leaf and play with it in the sun all day. My 15 month old son also like to eat these and the taste. My plant grew tall up to my chin (tall female).. I didnt pinch it or top it off to make it Bush out more but I will next year and will plant more too. The mixed color orach didnt grow for me but this red did. But I'm brand new gardener so any new gardeners pick this for easy lol

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
K
Location:
Port Orchard, WA, United States
Date:
May 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Fabulous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast, tastes good,

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have this orach growing in two different soil types. I started some in the ground and some in horse manure compost. We have a very rocky, clay earth here in WA and I mixed some potting soil and chicken manure compost into the clay earth. The ground still looks mostly clay and packs like clay. Of the six ir seven orach seeds I started there, 3 have grown strong and grown quickly. The other three or four were struggling and I transplanted them into a raised bed filled with horse manure compost, vegetable fertilizer, and bone meal. They got much better and are now as big as the orach I originally planted there. I fertilize using fish emulsion every two weeks. They seem to like that. The leaves taste just like spinach but you get a dose of anthocyanins in your salad.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cindy
Location:
Castle Rock, CO, United States
Date:
May 4, 2019
          5.0
 
Wonderful plentiful delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Color and flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

In the old country of Italy they call this purple spinach. It’s flavor is amazing and yes they do grow to 3 foot tall. They produce small leaves what I would like until lambs quarter but taste more like spinach. The Italians did not collect by the name that you list it they called it purple spinach. She was born and raised in a village up above Rome. This was one of their main staples in their food base. My adopted grandmother was from this area. She was an Aspromonte. I was very excited to see you have the seeds her children who is still located in Durango Colorado I do not believe they still have seats left over. They were brought from Falascosa in the old country of Italy in 1913 when she moved over through Ellis Island. I’m sure they are very high and antioxidants and nutrients. Plan to buy these from you. Keep them pinched back and they will bush out more. In the late summer when they bolt be sure and keep the seeds. Let them dry on the plant and then strip them to save.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SH in Zone 5
Location:
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Date:
February 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Eyecatching Orach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Great color spring to fall

What are the cons? None

Review:

Dramatic magenta-purpley plants, leaves tasted like mild spinach. Sowed in sunny raised bed early April, they sprouted about 2 weeks later and grew through mid summer to be almost 6 ft tall. After bolting, seed covers dried to a cream color that complemented the purple plant. Some needed support towards the end of summer (top heavy from seeds). Beautiful, eye-catching plant all the way through fall. Seeds were easy to gather. Will definitely grow again this year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Paul
Location:
Wyandotte, OK, United States
Date:
September 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Grew well didnt spread
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grew nicely & reseeded itself

What are the cons? None-it's a great edible plant

Review:

I used to grow this when I lived in a valley, about 1/4 mile from my current location (atop the highest elevation in the county). It grew nicely in pitiful "soil". In fact, I tried to grow it both in a container and on a terrace, but it seemed to prefer the gravelly rocks of the driveway over my nurturing environment. :) Tasted good and looked better. It was always a joy to see it growing. Mine were a deeper purplish color than the ones pictured. Ordering Aurora mix this year for more variety in the spring. This plant does not tolerate the heat well. But, grows plenty to eat in the spring, and sometimes kicks out new growth in the fall's cooling temps here in far NE Oklahoma.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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