Heat-tolerant spinach alternative.
Dark-green leaves have a spinach-like flavor. Plants are very fast growing and have excellent heat tolerance. Organically grown. Avg. 113,400 seeds/lb. Packet: 175 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Atriplex hortensis
CULTURE: Orach does well in any well-drained garden soil. Tolerant of both hot and cold weather, it is best planted early spring through midsummer. Sow seeds 1-2" apart, covering 1/4", in rows spaced 18-30" apart. Thin to 6-10" apart.
DISEASES AND PESTS: Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
HARVEST: Pick leaves when plants reach 1′ tall, or more. The plants will continue to produce young, edible leaves.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 7,200 seeds.
PACKET: 175 seeds, sows 20′.