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  • Chamisal Quelites Verdes
  • Chamisal Quelites Verdes
  • Chamisal Quelites Verdes

Chamisal Quelites Verdes

GR017

Atriplex hortensis. An orach or "mountain spinach" collected at Chamisal, near Taos NM at 7500 feet. Tolerant of alkaline soils, and easier to grow than spinach.  Orach is also healthy like its namesake, rich in vitamin C and high in minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.  More drought tolerant and with a milder flavor than spinach, with a naturally salty flavor, orach can be used like spinach, either fresh or cooked.  

Grows in the cool season in the low desert.  At higher elevations or northern locations, plant in spring.

Approx. 2g/120 seeds per packet.

  • $3.25

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Go Orach!!

I like this plant so much! It is for sure easier to grow than spinach here in Tucson. And I think it tastes better than spinach ... none of that acidic aftertaste. It has a slightly salty and mild flavor, very nice raw on sandwiches or mixed into salads.