Sorrel Common HEIRLOOM Seeds

Sorrel Common HEIRLOOM Seeds

Rumex acetosa

Item #0137

60 days. In 1720, John Evelyn 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 vegetable 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 at temperatures as low as 10°F so you will have many months of harvests!

This packet sows 20 ten-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/8” cover lightly

Seed Spacing:
A group of
4 seeds
every 12”

Row Spacing:
18”

Thinning:
Not necessary


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, or sow in late fall for early spring germination.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Pinch or cut off the young, 4" to 6" long 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.

Artist: Jackie McFarland



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Sorrel Common HEIRLOOM Seeds

$1.69

Item #0137

0.70 grams


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