Red Orache, organic seeds
Garden Goose Foot is a very handsome and grand plant with dewy wine-red leaves - the ruby of the garden. It is highly appreciated in France for instance, for its mild pleasant taste. This plant can grow 2 m tall and the red inflorescences are wonderful cutting flowers. A portion contains about 150 seeds.
|Scientific name:||atriplex hortensis var. Rubra|
|Botanic family:||The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae|
|Sowing depth:||1 cm|
|Plant spacing:||20–50 cm|
|Row spacing:||50 cm|
|Germination time:||7–14 days|
|Plant location:||Sun–Half shade|
SowingSow in spring when the soil has warmed up a bit and then gradually until July about 1 cm deep. Do not allow the sowing to dry out.
SpacingKeep 20-50 cm between the plants and at least 50 cm between the rows!
HarvestClip or cut off the leaves continuously! If the top is cut off new branches grow which can be cut off in their turn. If it is not allowed to begin to bloom the orach can be harvested during the whole summer. After the blooming, if there is one, the seeds will be spread with the wind. They easily winter over and early self-sown seedlings are the first delicacies from the garden. These tasty, mild leaves are used raw in salads and sandwiches but also cooked in soups, stews, casseroles, stir-fries, pies and so on.
SeedAbout 150 seeds/g.
One portion sows 5-10 m.
A portion contains about 150 seeds.