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Sorrel Rumex acetosa

How to sow sorrel: Direct seed outdoors or root division

Sun requirement for sorrel: Plant in Full Sun

Sorrel has been planted 14 times by Growstuff members.

Sorrel is a hardy perennial herb that produces some of the earliest spring and latest fall greens. The plant has deep roots and long, wide, tapering leaves with juicy stems. Leaves have a sour, tangy, lemony taste and are delicious in salads, soups, and sandwiches. In the summer, Sorrel will bolt, producing reddish-green flowers and setting seed. This bolting can be reduced by harvesting consistently. Even if Sorrel sets seed in the summer, it will produce another set of edible leaves in the fall.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

14 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

45cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Photos

Sorrel crops

Sorrel plantings

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