Purple Orach Specialty Green - Organic(38 days) Open-pollinated. Beautiful red-purple spinach-shaped leaves have a mild flavor. Good variety for microgreens, for salads, for cooking. Seed is bract-free (decorticated). ①
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4,000 seeds/oz. Key salad ingredient once called the Cabbage of Love, also known as Mountain Spinach, popular in the 19th century then forgotten for many years.
Culture: Thrives in cool weather and should be direct-sown as soon as the ground can be worked. Can be pinched back to encourage production and retard bolting. Produces an abundance of seed that can be saved, and will occasionally self-sow.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.