Sorrel

Rumex acetosa

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 210 seeds (NOT TO WA)

$1.25
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Sorrel

Rumex acetosa

NOT TO WA


  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable
  • Zesty lemon flavour


Perennial growing to 60cm with large succulent green leaves growing up to 20cm in length. The leaves have a zesty lemon flavour that is slightly sour; most commonly used as a salad green but also cooked like spinach or in soups, sauces and stews.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Spring and autumn
Germination: 7-14 days @ 20-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 60cm
Position: Full or part sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 60 days
*Notes: Remove flowering stems to keep leaves tender.

(Product number: C3-02)
Seeds per gram: 1100 seeds


SKU C3-02
Shipping Weight 0.0006kg
Botanical name: Rumex acetosa
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 210 seeds
Quarantine restrictions: NOT TO WA
Seeds per gram: 1100

Not many seedlings

19 November 2019
Germination rate isn't great and but the surviving seedlings seems to grow strongly.. After reading other reviews I suspect it's due to the hot spring/summer in Brisbane.
(4)

Very useful salad and sandwich green

By: on 19 March 2016
I'm growing sorrel in part (near heavy) shade and it's still producing lots of leaves. Pests don't care for it and it is not bothered by frost. It has a citrusy flavour which adds a nice tangy taste to your salad or sandwich mix. I haven't tried it cooked yet. Definitely deserving of a spot in your garden.
(5)

Great germination and healthy plants

By: on 19 March 2016
Planted seeds early spring, germinated quickly. Healthy plant, great to cut leaves for salad mixes. Definitely worth having, does. It take up much room
(5)

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