Vegetables Greens

Ruby Red Orach
Organic Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 3999G

Deep crimson-purple orach.

Leaves are deep purple and have a spinach-like flavor. NOTE: Expect a small percentage of all-green plants. USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 7,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 175 seeds.


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1 Ounce

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5 Pounds

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25 Pounds

Backordered Until Dec 23, 2022
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Atriplex hortensis

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.

Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.

Pick leaves when plants reach 1' tall, or more. The plants will continue to produce young, edible leaves.

SEEDS/OZ.: 7,200 seeds.

175 seeds, sows 20'.

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Quick Facts


Latin Name

Atriplex hortensis

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

28 baby; 40 full size

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
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Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Heat Tolerant