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Green Orache (Atriplex hortensis)

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Seed quantity:
100 Pcs.
Botanical name:
A. acuminata, A. rubra, Atriplex hortensis, Chenopodium benghalense


The lushly growing green garden orache will stretch to a height of 2 m, whereby regular harvest always encourages its growth. Orache in general is one of the old vegetable varieties which is currently being rediscovered, but still rather rare. There
is written evidence of the cultivation of orache seeds in Central Europe already around 800 AC in the estate of Charlemagne and some time later with Hildegard von Bingen.

The leaves are harvested and can be eaten either raw as a salad or boiled like spinach. When spinach made its entry into European vegetable gardens in the 16th century, it all but drove out the garden orache, and since then it is somewhat of a forgotten delicacy, as its leaves taste much milder and the plant is generally more vigorous and more productive than spinach. Orache is not only useful in the kitchen, but also as a medicinal plant, dye plant and for production of biomass.

100 green orache seeds

Growing instructions
Sow orache seeds directly into open land, starting from March until August. Plant in rows (distance: 20-25 cm). The seed is covered and pressed with a layer of soil 1-2 times the thickness of the seed. Grows very fast. Possibly needs watering in summer. Harvest: April to September. Take the leaves of 15 - 40cm large plants and let others grow undisturbed.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
150–200 cm
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
August, July, September
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
April, August, February, July, June, March, May
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
10 – 15 °C
Germination time in days:
14 Pcs.
Planting distance approx.:
35 x 15 cm
Maturation time (days):
21 – 42
Main harvest:
August, July, June, September

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Beetroot, Chard, Good king henry
Good intercropping partners:
Bush beans, Potatoes

Other names

German names:
Maiflitsch, Molkenkraut, Orache, Spanischer Salat, Spanischer Spinat
English names:
Arrach, French spinach, Garden orache, Mountain spinach, Orache
French names:
Arroche, Arroche cultivée, Arroche des jardins, Arronse, Belle–dame, Bonne–dame, Chou d’amour, Faux épinard, Folette, Épinard géant, Érode
Spanish names:
Armoles, Armuelle, Armuelle de huerta, Armuelles, Armuelles blancos, Armuelles cultivados, Armuelles de huerta, Armuelles de zorra, Armuelles domésticos, Armuelles silvestres, Bledos moles, Bledos reales colorados, Cogolletes, Espinaca de carne, Ramos de coral
Italian names:
Atreplice degli orti, Bietolone rosso


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