The Double Purple Orach Atriplex hortensis Magenta bright, spring through fall salad, great fresh and cooked.
Double Purple Orach Atriplex hortensis
Atriplex hortensis 45 days. This wonderful deep purple mountain spinach is a terrific spring green. It grows to 5 feet tall with thick, savoyed, large, arrow-shaped purple leaves that can be used like spinach. Contains three times the vitamin C as spinach! An outstanding annual ornamental edible.
Orach aka Orache, mountain spinach, and arrach (Atriplex hortensis) is a hardy annual. Many consider this a weed because it reproduces aggressively if you allow it to set seed.
Purple leaves brilliant. Orach is good for salads and stir-fry. The leaves have a sweet flavor and tender texture.