Common Sorrel Seeds


This packet sows up to 90 feet.
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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!
$1.79 500 mg

Botanical Name: Rumex acetosa

Days to Maturity: 60 days

Family: Polygonaceae

Native: 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" cover lightly

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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Great in Soup
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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

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