Red Orache, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

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. 


 

Product number:6740
Scientific name:atriplex hortensis var. Rubra
Botanic family:The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–July
Sowing depth:1 cm
Plant spacing:20–50 cm
Row spacing:50 cm
Germination time:7–14 days
Height:150–200 cm
Plant location:Sun–Half shade
Harvest/blooming:June–September 
Seeds/g:150 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow 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.

Spacing

Keep 20-50 cm between the plants and at least 50 cm between the rows!

Harvest

Clip 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.

Seed

About 150 seeds/g.
One portion sows 5-10 m.
A portion contains about 150 seeds.