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Orach Seeds - Purple has a rating of 3.8 stars based on 6 reviews.
{"id":10047976712,"title":"Orach Seeds - Purple","handle":"orach-purple-seeds","description":"\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO, Heirloom Purple Orach Vegetable Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. Atriplex hortensis. Purple Orach Seeds originated in Europe and Siberia as one of the oldest grown cool season crops— dating back around 6,000 years ago. As these burgundy-colored leafy plants reach 4-6’ tall with smooth 2” leaves, Purple Orach makes a prolific ornamental addition. These annual heirloom vegetables are used as an alternative to spinach, as Orach has a less bitter and more savory flavor when cooked or eaten fresh. Hardy Purple Orach or “Mountain Spinach” can also be grown during warmer conditions and won’t go to seed as early!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/orach-purple-microgreens-seeds?variant=47732402952\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-microgreens.png?4946520050077590398\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eMicrogreen\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003ePurple Orach Vegetable Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurple Orach Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 45+(leaves) 90+(seed) Hardy Annual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e ¼-1\/2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-18”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich, moist and well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cool to warm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun to partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Aphids and grasshoppers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurple Orach Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Burgundy-colored, smooth green leaves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurple Orach Seed Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Savory, fresh, green, similar to collards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePurple Orach Growing Habits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Purple Orach (Atriplex hortensis) plants grow 4-6’ tall as hardy annuals and cool season vegetables. Leafy heirlooms such as Purple Orach, produce into early summer with prolific growth, developing smooth burgundy-colored 2” leaves, similar to spinach. Your orach crop will reach ideal harvesting as their tender leaves grow and provide a less bitter flavor, before going to seed. Your fresh orach will also flourish in the warmer conditions and won’t bolt as early. By late summer to early fall, your Purple Orach plants will bloom small red flowers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eCulinary Uses for Purple Orach Vegetable Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurple Orach, which is also called “Mountain Spinach” can be cooked as an alternative to spinach while providing a less bitter and more savory flavor similar to collard greens. You can also add fresh leaves of orach to salads, such as a feta, cranberry and vinaigrette salad.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eMedicinal Uses for Purple Orach Vegetable Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe smooth 2” leaves of Purple Orach has been used as an herbal remedy to help aid anxiety and exhaustion. You can make a warm floral tea, which will help extract and provide the herbal properties of this heirloom plant.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits of Growing Purple Orach Vegetable Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs an annual heirloom variety, Purple Orach Garden Vegetables can flourish in cool and warmer conditions, making it a longer-lasting summer plant that doesn’t bold as early. The smooth burgundy and green leaves that develop from this type of orach make a prolific ornamental addition to your vegetable garden! As one of the oldest grown crops, this leafy green plant will grow as a hardy vegetable that provides savory and fresh cooking options, with seeds that are easy to harvest.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch3\u003ePurple Orach Garden Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 7,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lbs - Approximately 560,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e","published_at":"2017-07-03T10:04:09-06:00","created_at":"2017-07-03T10:04:12-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["40-49 Days","50-59 Days","60-69 Days","70-79 Days","80-89 Days","Annual","Full Sun","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Orach","Packet","Purple","Seeds","veg_orach","Vegetable","Warmer","Zone 10","Zone 4","Zone 5","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":279,"price_min":279,"price_max":205113,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31945361686643,"title":"1 g Packet","option1":"1 g Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"41769","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":5212802252915,"product_id":10047976712,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-09-26T13:58:13-06:00","updated_at":"2019-07-12T19:56:44-06:00","alt":"Orach Garden Planting Seed NON GMO ","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/orach-purple-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1562983004","variant_ids":[39470760968,18310915457139,31945361686643]},"available":true,"name":"Orach Seeds - 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Atriplex hortensis. Purple Orach Seeds originated in Europe and Siberia as one of the oldest grown cool season crops— dating back around 6,000 years ago. As these burgundy-colored leafy plants reach 4-6’ tall with smooth 2” leaves, Purple Orach makes a prolific ornamental addition. These annual heirloom vegetables are used as an alternative to spinach, as Orach has a less bitter and more savory flavor when cooked or eaten fresh. Hardy Purple Orach or “Mountain Spinach” can also be grown during warmer conditions and won’t go to seed as early!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/orach-purple-microgreens-seeds?variant=47732402952\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-microgreens.png?4946520050077590398\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eMicrogreen\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003ePurple Orach Vegetable Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurple Orach Days to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 45+(leaves) 90+(seed) Hardy Annual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e ¼-1\/2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12-18”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich, moist and well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cool to warm\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun to partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Aphids and grasshoppers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurple Orach Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Burgundy-colored, smooth green leaves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurple Orach Seed Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Savory, fresh, green, similar to collards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePurple Orach Growing Habits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Purple Orach (Atriplex hortensis) plants grow 4-6’ tall as hardy annuals and cool season vegetables. Leafy heirlooms such as Purple Orach, produce into early summer with prolific growth, developing smooth burgundy-colored 2” leaves, similar to spinach. Your orach crop will reach ideal harvesting as their tender leaves grow and provide a less bitter flavor, before going to seed. Your fresh orach will also flourish in the warmer conditions and won’t bolt as early. By late summer to early fall, your Purple Orach plants will bloom small red flowers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eCulinary Uses for Purple Orach Vegetable Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurple Orach, which is also called “Mountain Spinach” can be cooked as an alternative to spinach while providing a less bitter and more savory flavor similar to collard greens. You can also add fresh leaves of orach to salads, such as a feta, cranberry and vinaigrette salad.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eMedicinal Uses for Purple Orach Vegetable Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe smooth 2” leaves of Purple Orach has been used as an herbal remedy to help aid anxiety and exhaustion. You can make a warm floral tea, which will help extract and provide the herbal properties of this heirloom plant.\u003c\/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits of Growing Purple Orach Vegetable Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs an annual heirloom variety, Purple Orach Garden Vegetables can flourish in cool and warmer conditions, making it a longer-lasting summer plant that doesn’t bold as early. The smooth burgundy and green leaves that develop from this type of orach make a prolific ornamental addition to your vegetable garden! As one of the oldest grown crops, this leafy green plant will grow as a hardy vegetable that provides savory and fresh cooking options, with seeds that are easy to harvest.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch3\u003ePurple Orach Garden Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 7,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lbs - Approximately 560,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e"}
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Non-GMO, Heirloom Purple Orach Vegetable Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. Atriplex hortensis. Purple Orach Seeds originated in Europe and Siberia as one of the oldest grown cool season crops— dating back around 6,000 years ago. As these burgundy-colored leafy plants reach 4-6’ tall with smooth 2” leaves, Purple Orach makes a prolific ornamental addition. These annual heirloom vegetables are used as an alternative to spinach, as Orach has a less bitter and more savory flavor when cooked or eaten fresh. Hardy Purple Orach or “Mountain Spinach” can also be grown during warmer conditions and won’t go to seed as early!

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Purple Orach Vegetable Garden Seeds

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  • Purple Orach Days to Maturity: 45+(leaves) 90+(seed) Hardy Annual
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-9
  • Planting Depth: ¼-1/2”
  • Plant Spacing: 2”
  • Row Spacing: 12-18”
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Rich, moist and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Cool to warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
  • Pests/diseases: Aphids and grasshoppers
  • Purple Orach Color: Burgundy-colored, smooth green leaves
  • Purple Orach Seed Flavor: Savory, fresh, green, similar to collards

Purple Orach Growing Habits

Non-GMO Purple Orach (Atriplex hortensis) plants grow 4-6’ tall as hardy annuals and cool season vegetables. Leafy heirlooms such as Purple Orach, produce into early summer with prolific growth, developing smooth burgundy-colored 2” leaves, similar to spinach. Your orach crop will reach ideal harvesting as their tender leaves grow and provide a less bitter flavor, before going to seed. Your fresh orach will also flourish in the warmer conditions and won’t bolt as early. By late summer to early fall, your Purple Orach plants will bloom small red flowers.

Culinary Uses for Purple Orach Vegetable Seed

Purple Orach, which is also called “Mountain Spinach” can be cooked as an alternative to spinach while providing a less bitter and more savory flavor similar to collard greens. You can also add fresh leaves of orach to salads, such as a feta, cranberry and vinaigrette salad.

Medicinal Uses for Purple Orach Vegetable Seed

The smooth 2” leaves of Purple Orach has been used as an herbal remedy to help aid anxiety and exhaustion. You can make a warm floral tea, which will help extract and provide the herbal properties of this heirloom plant.

Benefits of Growing Purple Orach Vegetable Seed

As an annual heirloom variety, Purple Orach Garden Vegetables can flourish in cool and warmer conditions, making it a longer-lasting summer plant that doesn’t bold as early. The smooth burgundy and green leaves that develop from this type of orach make a prolific ornamental addition to your vegetable garden! As one of the oldest grown crops, this leafy green plant will grow as a hardy vegetable that provides savory and fresh cooking options, with seeds that are easy to harvest.

Purple Orach Garden Seeds Per Package:

  • 1 oz - Approximately 7,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds
  • 5 lbs - Approximately 560,000 Seeds
 
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