Orach - Key Growing Information

A row of orach; this plant can be pinched back to encourage production and retard bolting; delicious in salads.


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'.