Red Fire Orach Seeds (Aimers International) 2865. Open Pollinated. Variety originated in Egypt. Approx. 300 seeds/pkt (450 seeds/gram)
Crimson purple leaves have a spinach-like taste. Much slower to bolt to seed than spinach. Good for baby greens too. Plants can reach 120-180cm (4-6ft) in height. In any batch of Red Fire Orach grown from seed, a small number of green leaved plants are possible. Matures in 45 days.
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Direct sow in a sunny site every two weeks starting in late-spring through to mid-summer. Seed typically germinates in 10-14 days. Keep soil evenly moist. Harvest young leaves once plant reaches 20cm (8in) in height. Pinch flower buds to encourage branching.
- Planting Depth: 6mm (1/4in)
- Seed Spacing: 5cm (2in)
- Thin To: 20cm (8in)
- Row Width: 60cm (24in)
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