Orach Seeds (French Spinach) - Red Fire


Non-GMO, Heirloom Red Fire Orach Vegetable Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. Atriplex hortensis. Red Fire Orach Seeds originated in Egypt and Europe, as one of the oldest cool season crops. These ruby and wine-colored leafy plants can reach up to 8" tall"making a striking ornamental addition to your summer garden. Red Fire Orach, also known as "“French spinach" are fresh heirloom vegetables that are an alternative to spinach, as Orach won't bolt as early and provides a more savory flavor when cooked. The seeds of Red Fire Orach plants can be used to make blue dye! You can also crush Orach seeds up to blend into flour for baking.

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Red Fire Orach Vegetable Garden Seeds

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Red Fire Orach Growing Habits

Non-GMO Red Fire Orach (Atriplex hortensis) plants grow 4-8" tall as annual heirlooms and cool season vegetables. Leafy greens such as Orach, produce into summer with striking growth, developing wine and ruby-colored leaves, similar to spinach. Your Red Fire Orach crop will reach ideal harvesting as their fresh leaves grow 1-2", 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 Red Fire Orach will bloom small reddish-green flowers.

Culinary Uses for Red Fire Orach Vegetable Seed

Red Fire Orach, which is also called "“French 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 the ruby-colored leaves of orach to salads or as a striking garnish.

Medicinal Uses for Red Fire Orach Vegetable Seed

The wine-colored leaves of Red Fire Orach have been used as an herbal remedy, as their fresh leaves are steeped and made into warm tea that aids fatigue. This red orach variety has also been a popular remedy to help alleviate menstrual cramps, as the 2" leaves are ground and infused with honey and hot water.

Benefits of Growing Red Fire Orach Vegetable Seed

As an annual heirloom variety, Red Fire Garden Vegetables can flourish in cool and warmer conditions, making it a longer lasting summer plant that doesn't bolt as early. The fresh wine and ruby-colored leaves that develop make a striking ornamental addition to your summer garden! As one of the oldest grown crops, this leafy plant is grown for its medicinal properties and for the option to harvest the seeds of Red Fire Orach. Their crushed up non-GMO seeds can be made into blue dye or added to baking flour!

Red Fire Orach Garden Seeds Per Package:

  • 1 oz - Approximately 8,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 32,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 128,000 Seeds
  • 5 lbs - Approximately 640,000 Seeds
  • 25 lbs - Approximately 3,200,000 Seeds

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