Common Sorrel Seeds


This packet sows up to 90 feet.
3.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
John Evelyn, a 17th century gardener and author, wrote that sorrel imparts "so grateful a quickness to the salad that it should never be left out". Popular in France and England for centuries, this wonderful green is underused in the U.S., and unjustifiably so; its spring leaves can be used as salad greens, as a complement to fish, or mixed in with spinach or chard. Very high in vitamin C. Sorrel stays green even after frost, so you will have many months of harvests!
$2.29 500 mg (~410 seeds)

Botanical Name: Rumex acetosa

Days to Maturity: 60 days

Family: Polygonaceae

Native: Morocco, Europe, Asia, and Australia

Hardiness: Hardy perennial in USDA zones 3–7

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall and wide

Variety Information: Green, crinkled, arrow-shaped leaves with lemony spinach flavor

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 50°F, or sow in late fall for early spring germination.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–86°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing: 24"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

Harvesting: Pinch or cut off the young, outer leaves. Pick regularly to encourage new, tender growth, even if you don't need the leaves; sorrel can be frozen for later use. A few of the interior, small leaves can be harvested occasionally without harm to the plant.

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Common Sorrel Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Great in Soup

4 out of 5 stars Jul 22, 2018
One container of sorrel provided me with all the sorrel I needed for several kinds of soups. It lasted until our Texas summer of triple digits burned it up. Will plant a fall crop in Sept.
Sara Knight from TX

I love this sorrel

5 out of 5 stars Jun 30, 2020
One year, we had a sorrel plant mysteriously grow in the garden. It was the first time I had ever encountered this plant, and it took a while to figure out what it was. It was, however, amazing, and grew all summer long, through the hot dry unforgiving heat, and all through the fall, and then it really surprised me my continuing to grow through most of the next year before it finally faded. My entire family really loved it. Sorrel has a slightly bitter-lemony-zing taste, and a super addition to add to salads. I planted a pack of these seeds this spring, they sprouted wonderfully, and are now happily growing again in my garden.
LizaGarden from NC

Tasty and long-lasting

5 out of 5 stars Dec 1, 2020
I continue to buy sorrel because of the tasty lemony flavor and its long growing season. One year it even overwintered with no protection (in zone 7a) and started re-growing in the spring. I find I need to give it a little shade on the hottest days. Adds a nice zing to salads/sandwiches. Added wonderful color to a banana smoothie. I grow it in a container, well-behaved growth habit.
Tiffany Alexander from NJ

No germination

1 out of 5 stars Apr 28, 2021
Sadly, these did not germinate. I purchase a lot of seed from botanical interests and this is the first time I had this issue.
Sarah from NY
Owner Response: Dear Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you experienced these results. Quality is important to us and we happily guarantee our seed. A customer service representative will contact you soon to assist.

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