This warm plum wine coloured filler also known as orach (orache) is easy to grow and an interesting, textural element to design work. As a bonus, young leaves are edible.
Growing and Harvest Information
Plant Type: Annual
Height: 150 cm (60")
Sun: Full Sun
Sow: Indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, or directly into prepared beds after the last frost.
Transplant: Harden off and transplant once the soil can be worked in the spring
Days to Maturity: 75-110
Plant Spacing: 25-30cm (9-12")
Pinch: Yes, when 8-12" tall
Vase Life: 14 days
Potential Harvest Yield: 8-12 stems per plant
Harvest Tips: Harvest in thefoliage stage or once seeds have formed. For foliage, dip stems in boiling water for 7-10 seconds. Seeded stems require no special treatment and can be hung upside down to dry.
Beginning Nov 1, we have paused taking new orders until our new 2021 inventory goes live on Monday December 7th at 12 noon ET.
We have heard and continue to read on social media sites, some concerns about seed availability in the North American context. We can report that this appears to be just speculation and hype. Yes, volume of seed buying is up, but there doesn't seem to be evidence to support these concerns.
We thank you for all your support this year and look forward to growing with you again next season.
We look ahead excitedly to December and invite you to embrace our Wishlist feature which allows you to "browse" our seed catalogue and build an order that you can move to a cart with the click of one button.
We are working on orders placed before our pause date first and those orders will finish shipping shortly.