Seed Freaks - Spinach - Mountain Orach
Spinach & Speciality Greens
Seed Freaks – Spinach – Mountain Orach
SPINACH: MOUNTAIN ORACH
Also known as: Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, French Spinach and Sea Purslane.
A red & green mix of a European spinach that tolerates hot temperatures without bolting.
Though drought tolerant keeping them well watered as it improves the flavour.
Eat the young leaves and pinch out any flower buds to extend the season.
Ornamental as well as edible.
‘Orach’ is derived from the Latin ‘Aurago’ meaning golden herb.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: SEP – MAR
Temperate: SEP – FEB
Sub – Tropical: AUG – MAR
Tropical: ALL YEAR
Arid: SEP – MAR
PH 6 – 7.5
Deep, rich, well-drained soil.
Direct sow or in trays 10mm deep
Rows 30cm apart, plants 30cm.
Tolerates most soils including saline.
DAYS TO HARVEST
40 – 60 Days
APPROX 100 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN
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