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Good King Henry, organic seed




Product number:6775
Scientific name:Chenopodium bonus-henricus
Botanic family:Amaranth family - Amaranthaceace
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–July
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination time:15–30 days
Plant spacing:20–50 cm
Row spacing:50 cm
Height:1 cm
Plant location:Sun–Half shade
Seeds/g:800 seeds
Other:Perennial. Need seed stratification.
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice


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.


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


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 do not overdue the consumption as it contains saponins. The best is to cook them in soups, stews, casseroles, stir-fries, pies and so on.


About 500 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 200 seeds.