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Red Orach organic

€2,40 EUR

A superfood in disguise 

Beautiful and unique, the red orach is an ancient vegetable not only ornamental in the garden but also highly nutritious. This annual plant is a native from the Eastern part of the world with large red-purple leaves growing on tall stems that can reach 1m. It is eaten traditionally as a vegetable in India in parts of Africa. Young leaves are cooked like spinach.

Scientific Name: Atriplex hortensis

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 10-15 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-75 days

Sunlight: Full sun with Late Shade

Soil requirement: Moist, fertile, well drained

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow on surface, lightly covered at a 18C soil temperature. Direct sow outdoors after last frost. Grows to 60-120 cm . Space 35 to 60cm cm apart.