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Scarlet Orach
Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 3999X

Deep crimson-purple orach.

Leaves are deep purple and have a spinach-like flavor. NOTE: Expect a small percentage of all-green plants. Avg. 100 seeds/lb. Packet: 175 seeds.


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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.

40 Days

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

Heat Tolerant