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ATRIPLEX

Commonly known as Salt bush

Genus of about 250 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs, subshrubs, annuals and perennials from saltmarshes, salt flats, coasts and deserts throughout the world.

Represented in the UK by the annuals frosted orache, shore orache, spear-leaved orache and common orache which can be eaten boiled as greens. 

Orache has been used as a foodstuff since the Mesolithic age. Evidence of seeds of common orache have been found in settlements from the Late Iron Age.

Sheepmeat from animals grazing on saltbush have higher levels of vitamin E and is leaner earning consumer appeal.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - saltmarshes, coasts and deserts worldwide.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - shelter from cold winds.

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ATRIPLEX halimus

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Commonly known as: Tree purslane.
silvery grey leaves, an ideal plant for coastal or exposed sites
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individually £13.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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