Skip to product information
1 of 3

Common Sorrel Seeds

Common Sorrel Seeds

SKU: #0137

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!

Regular price $2.29
Regular price Sale price $2.29
Sale Sold out

500 mg

(~410 seeds)

Shipping calculated at checkout.

View full details
  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info
  • Learn More

Variety Info

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

Attributes: Good for Containers

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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.