Is a mixture of several variants of Goose Foot with leaves of colours like golden-green, dark-violet, purple and crimson-red. This colour-sparkling mixture is reason enough for growing it here, but the tasty, mild flavour makes it almost indispensible. These plants grow as tall as the red variant. A portion has about 150 seeds.
Unfortunately we have not recived organic seeds of Aurora orach mix this season but we have Tricolor instead which is very similar. We are going to use the bags of Aurora Orach mix for Tricolor.
|Scientific name:||atriplex hortensis|
|Botanic family:||Amaranth family - Amaranthaceace|
|Sowing depth:||1 cm|
|Germination time:||7–14 days|
|Plant spacing:||20–50 cm|
|Row spacing:||50 cm|
|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 100 seeds.