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Red orache Atriplex...


Red orache Atriplex... (Atriplex hortensis (Red orache) var rubra)

Grows to 4ft.......can be eaten like spinach!!



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beautiful rich colour

4 May, 2010

 

love the colour!

4 May, 2010

 

That would be brilliant for the flower borders and edible too. I am going to try red curly kale in with the flowers this year.

4 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I use to have some of this , it was seeding all over the garden , I didn't mind it was easy to pull up .. I did use it in salads ......

4 May, 2010

 

Yes, I agree with everyone, lovely colour. I've heard of this before as a vegetable. I don't see it in the seed racks..must look next year!

4 May, 2010

 

Thanks all pleased you like it.....

4 May, 2010

 

it's a lovely colour :)

5 May, 2010

 

Thanks Grindle I am hoping it will reach 4ft this summer!!

6 May, 2010

dax
Dax
 

Your photo is incredible! I have been trying to grow the red orach for some weeks now and have had no success as of yet. I have tried everything (position and condition, indoors and outdoors, pot and ground...), as well as contacting my organic seed supplier for advice. As a result, no actual advice as such, but I have been given more seeds from a different batch and will be trying for the last time, this weekend. How on earth did you do it?

17 Jun, 2010

 

Sorry Dax just stuck it in the ground and it was off, it must be three feet now!! have not eaten any yet...

17 Jun, 2010

dax
Dax
 

I am so jealous. Oh and I am still waiting for something to happen?! I would like to know if it really does taste anything like spinach...

22 Jun, 2010

 

It has seeded now, so will have to wait and try it another time....

22 Jun, 2010



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