Purple Orach Specialty Green - Sustainably Grown


Purple Orach Specialty Green - Sustainably Grown

Atriplex hortensis
Open-pollinated. Beautiful red-purple spinach-shaped leaves have a mild flavor. Good for microgreens, for salads, for cooking.

3147 Purple Orach - Sustainably Grown
Item Discounted
A: 1/16oz for $4.50  
unavailable, insufficient germination
B: 1/8oz for $7.00  
unavailable, insufficient germination
C: 1/2oz for $16.00  
unavailable, insufficient germination
D: 1oz for $24.50  
unavailable, insufficient germination
E: 4oz for $80.00  
unavailable, insufficient germination

Additional Information


About 4,000-7,000 seeds/oz.

Culture: Thrives in cool weather and should be direct-sown as soon as the ground can be worked. Can be pinched back to encourage production and retard bolting. Produces an abundance of seed that can be saved, and will occasionally self-sow.

Key salad ingredient once called the Cabbage of Love, also known as Mountain Spinach, popular in the 19th century then forgotten for many years.


  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct seeding.
  • All greens are open-pollinated except where noted.

    Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.