Backlund Bly Orach

Atriplex hortensis | SKU: 0138A P150
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  • Organic
  • Best when harvested between 6" and 2' tall
  • Self-sowing
  • Heritage Farm Collection Variety in 2017

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Green orach, best harvested when between 6" and 2' tall. Self-sows in the garden.

This variety comes from Mark Walker and Kathy Kapitan, seed savers who have listed in the SSE Yearbook Exchange since 1996. They received this orach from Marks uncle, Gib Backlund, who obtained it from his father-in-law, George Bly. George's parents, Haldor and Ingeliv (Sekse) Bly, brought the orach to the U.S. when they emigrated from Norway to Minnesota in 1888.

Learn to Grow Backlund Bly Orach

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2"

Germination: 7-10 Days

Thin: 6-8" Apart

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 2-3 weeks after the last frost. Harvest leaves that are 4-6" tall, harvest continually and make successive plantings.

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