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Product ID Seed1657

Orach (Red) - Salad Herb , Red Salad Leaf - Scarlet Emperor (Atriplex)

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Atriplex hortensis, (Circa 13th C) Cut & Come again, Very Pretty heirloom kitchen garden Red delicate spinach-like salad leaf yet sturdy enough to be carried & grown by American settlers as they crossed the American frontier. Beautiful Red colour as it grows, with its tender, mild, spinach-like flavour, Use fresh in salads or as a cooked green like spinach. In the distant past, it has been used as a herb for sore throats & to ease indigestion. You can use it with pasta or in soups & stew. (drought tolerant), could also be grown to great effect in "edible landscape" plantings, or mingled with flowers, vegetables & herbs or as a dye plant - Treat as an annual, Seed Count Approx - 65 avg

 SOWING - Sow little & often for continuity - Sow Outside: March to September  Sow Inside: October to February under protection, Well drained poor soil in full sun,  harvest all year around, Ideal in Patio Pots, tolerates moderate frosts but best under some cover in colder conditions.
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