This salad green was first documented in the New World by John Lawson, Surveyor General of North Carolina, in his History of Carolina, 1714. Along with the red or purple form, orach was listed by Bernard McMahon in his American Gardener's Calendar, 1806.
Thomas Jefferson cultivated the green leaved form yearly for its edible leaves, tasty when young.
Orach is a hardy, annual vegetable suitable for full sun. It grows to three to five feet and is most ornamental in the kitchen garden. Sow the seed early in spring, as early as the soil can be worked, and harvest the young leaves like spinach.
Approximately 120-150 seeds per pack.