Chamisal Quelites Verdes
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.