Described as Mountain Spinach for Merry Pranksters! *(See Ken Kesey & The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test)
Brightest lights this side of chard: Red, gold, green, pink, carmine, and pure purple with Dayglo radiance.
They add an amazing accent to a summer salad, work very well as a micro-green, imparting uniquely salty flavour only found in Orach greens.
Choose Aurora Orach Seeds for Containers or Raised Beds, & for Cool Season gardening.
Combine with baby Leaf Lettuces, Nasturtium leaves and Goosefoot for a truly unique Salad Blend that will keep your Guests & Customers talking.
Aurora Orach, Atriplex hortensis, Chenopdiaceae family.
Also known as Garden Orache, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, French Spinach and Sea Purslane. It is also sometimes referred to as Salt Bush due to its tolerance for alkaline and saline soils.
The name orach is derived from the Latin ‘aurago’ meaning golden herb. A native of Europe and Siberia, orach is possibly one of the more ancient cultivated plants.
It is grown in Europe and the northern america as a substitute for spinach either fresh or cooked. The flavour is reminiscent of spinach and is often combined with sorrel leaves.
The seeds are also edible and a source of vitamin A. They are ground into a meal and mixed with flour for making breads. Seeds are also used to make a blue dye.
Orach is a cousin of Quinoa and Spinach, in the Amaranthaceae family.
21 days to Maturity.
Open Pollinated. This Farm (certified organic) Original Variety originates from Wild Garden Seeds, located in the Oregon Tilth, where the genes were delivered to their breeding nursery, by a freak of nature, and introduced to the seed trade in 2002 by Fedco of Maine, and this crazy list.
OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) Pledged Variety