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Basic Collection Information and Status
Atriplex (Atriplex hortensis, Amaranthaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   New Mexico, United States (latitude: 36°; altitude: 8,000 ft / 2,400 m)
Collection Year   1997
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Vadito Quelites GrandesGR020
A "mountain spinach" collected along the roadside in the village of Vadito, NM at 7500'. Likely escaped from local gardens. Tasty, nutritious and easy to grow.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Atriplex IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Orach, aka mountain spinach, is not a true spinach but is used in the same way. It is tolerant of poor and alkaline soils; leaves can have a naturally salty flavor.Plant 1/4 to 1/2" deep and 4-6" apart, thin to 12-16" apart for maximum growth. In low desert, plant in late fall through winter; plant in early spring in more moderate climates. Requires cool temperatures to germinate.The tiny flowers are wind pollinated; do not grow different varieties of the same species if saving seed. Allow seed to mature and dry before harvesting. Place dried seed heads in a paper or cloth sack, strip off seeds, and winnow out chaff.
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