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Red French Spinach -Seedlings from Organic Certified Seeds
  • Red French Spinach, also known as Orache, is a leafy green vegetable with characteristics that make it an interesting addition to gardens. Here's a detailed overview:


    · Color: As the name suggests, Red French Spinach typically has vibrant red or purplish-red leaves, making it visually appealing in the garden.

    · Flavor: The flavor of Red French Spinach is often described as mild and slightly salty. It can be used raw in salads or cooked like traditional spinach.

    · Leaves: The leaves are usually triangular or arrowhead-shaped, with a slightly crinkled or wrinkled texture.

    · Height: Orache plants can reach a height of about 2 to 3 feet, creating a bushy appearance.

    Growing Methods:

    · Soil: Orache prefers well-draining soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. It can tolerate poor soil conditions but thrives in fertile soil.

    · Sowing: Sow seeds directly in the garden in early spring or late summer. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep and thin the seedlings to provide adequate spacing as they grow.

    · Watering: Orache is relatively drought-tolerant once established, but regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods. Water the plants at the base to avoid wetting the leaves, which can help prevent diseases.

    · Fertilization: While Orache can grow in less fertile soils, adding a balanced fertilizer during planting can promote healthy growth. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it may lead to overly lush foliage with reduced flavor.

    · Companion Plants: Orache can be planted alongside other vegetables, herbs, or flowers. It may also be used as a trap crop for certain pests.

    Ideal Temperatures and Climate:

    · Temperature: Orache is well-suited for cool to warm climates. It can tolerate a range of temperatures, but it typically thrives in temperatures between 50°F to 75°F (10°C to 24°C).

    · Climate: Orache is adaptable to different climates but generally prefers regions with moderate temperatures. It can tolerate some frost but may bolt (produce flowers and seeds prematurely) in extreme heat.

    Harvesting Period:

    · Timing: Orache can be harvested as baby greens for salads or allowed to mature for cooked dishes. Baby leaves can be harvested in as little as 30 days, while mature leaves may take 50-60 days.

    · Harvest Method: Harvest the leaves by cutting them with scissors or pruning shears. Regular harvesting promotes continuous growth.

    Watering Preferences:

    · Watering Schedule: Water Orache consistently to keep the soil evenly moist. However, avoid waterlogged conditions.

    · Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around the plants helps retain moisture and suppress weeds.

    Light Preferences:

    · Sunlight: Orache prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Ensure the plants receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight for optimal growth and leaf coloration.

    · Shade Tolerance: While it can tolerate some shade, too much shade may result in leggy growth and less vibrant leaf color

    Red French Spinach -Seedlings from Organic Certified Seeds

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