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.