Atriplex hortensis. Deep purple to maroon leaves taste great fresh in salads, as a microgreen, or a cooking green.
Tolerant of alkaline soils, and easier to grow than spinach. Orach is also healthy: rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins, 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.
This beautiful plant is attractive in winter and spring gardens in the low desert, as it bolts in extreme heat. At higher elevations or northern locations, plant in spring.
Approx. 1g/80 seeds per packet.