Orach Seeds - Purple
- 200 Seeds
- 30-40 Days to Maturity
- Stunning Purple Hue
- Tolerant to Heat
- High in Vitamin A
- Resilient; Doesn't Bolt Easily
- Versatile Culinary Uses
- Spinach-Like Flavor
History: Orach, specifically the Purple Orach, is an ancient vegetable with its roots tracing back to Europe and Northern Asia. Revered for its nutritional profile, this leafy vegetable was a popular choice before spinach gained its culinary prominence. The vivid purple hue of its leaves has made it an attractive addition to gardens, not just for its nutritional value, but for its ornamental beauty as well.
Uses: Purple Orach offers culinary versatility. Its leaves can be effortlessly incorporated into stir-fries, salads, soups, and sautés. With a flavor akin to spinach, it provides a unique twist to traditional recipes. Moreover, the seeds, packed with Vitamin A, can be sprinkled over dishes or eaten as snacks, bringing a crunchy texture and mild flavor.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To cultivate Orach, sow the seeds directly into the soil in early spring or late summer. Choose a sunny location, and plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep, spacing them approximately 10-12 inches apart. Water regularly, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. As a heat-tolerant plant, Orach won't bolt as quickly as spinach in warmer weather, offering a longer harvest window. When leaves reach around 2 inches in size, they're ready to be harvested, ensuring tender and flavorful produce.