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Red Orach (Atriplex hortensis)

Red Orach (Atriplex hortensis)
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Botanical name:
a. acuminataa. rubraatriplex hortensischenopodium benghalense


The garden orache is an old spinach vegetable, which was already used in ancient times. The young leaves provide a very fine spinach. The leaves of this red orache variety are very decorative in the garden and on the plate.

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.

Package with 200 red orache seeds

Growing instructions
The lushly growing red orache will stretch to a height of 2 m, whereby regular harvest always encourages its growth. 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. Harvest the leaves of 20 - 40cm large plants.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
150–200 cm
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
Partially shadySun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
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:

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
BeetrootChardGood king henry
Good intercropping partners:
Bush beansPotatoes

Other names

German names:
maiflitschmolkenkrautorachespanischer salatspanischer spinat
English names:
arrachfrench spinachgarden orachemountain spinachorache
French names:
arrochearroche cultivéearroche des jardinsarronsebelle–damebonne–damechou d’amourfaux épinardfoletteépinard géantérode
Spanish names:
armolesarmuellearmuelle de huertaarmuellesarmuelles blancosarmuelles cultivadosarmuelles de huertaarmuelles de zorraarmuelles domésticosarmuelles silvestresbledos molesbledos reales coloradoscogolletesespinaca de carneramos de coral
Italian names:
atreplice degli ortibietolone rosso


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