Sorrel Seed - Garden Sorrel Herb Seeds

Sorrel Seeds

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Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 7

Height: 16 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer to early fall

Bloom Color: Green

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Rich, well-drained soil, pH 5.6 - 6.5

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/4 inch

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches

Garden Sorrel (Rumex Acetosa) - Garden Sorrel is a becoming more well-known and used in the United States as a culinary herb, and it easily grow from Sorrel seeds. It comes from Europe and has been used there for centuries. Its use dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. This variety, Green de Belleville, has green arrow-shaped leaves that have a slightly acidic taste and is slower to bolt than other varieties. When the leaves are eaten fresh and added to salads or a sandwich, they add a little zest and tang. The herb leaves can also be chopped or shredded and added to soups for flavoring. Garden Sorrel is also known as Common Sorrel, English Sorrel and simply Sorrel.

Common Sorrel herb has historically been used as a medicinal herb. It has been used to treat fevers and scurvy. The juice from the leaves is used to calm itchy skin rashes and ringworm. English Sorrel herb is a highly nutritious herb. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.

How To Grow Sorrel From Herb Seeds: Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth. When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.