Rumex acetosa Open Pollinated

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

Standard seed packet, 210 seeds

Calculate Shipping


'Sorrel' seeds

Rumex acetosa


  • 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.

Seeds per gram: 1100
Product code: C3-02

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season 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 Until Maturity 60 days

*Notes: Remove flowering stems to keep leaves tender.

How To Grow



We deliver Australia wide.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

Shipping cost is calculated using all the items in your shopping cart and your delivery postcode. The table below outlines the delivery options and costs.

Order dispatch time is currently 1-3 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates or delivery timeframes, all delivery times are estimates only.


Order contains: Delivery options: Delivery cost per order
Small seed packets ONLY - Economy Delivery $3.00 or FREE on orders over $25 $5
Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $8.99
Express Delivery $15.00

BULK seed, garden supplies, tools, or accessories -

Parcel Delivery

Capped rate of $8.99

Express Delivery

Starting from $15.00
(Calculated by weight)
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.


Ratings & Reviews


Good germination rate and healthy plants. A pleasant twist to liven up a salad, and I've found it very successful in adding a bit of greenery to a pie filling.
Talara N 16 April 2023

Not many seedlings

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.
Lu P 19 November 2019

Very useful salad and sandwich green

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.
customer review from 4/12/2015 19 March 2016

Great germination and healthy plants

Planted seeds early spring, germinated quickly. Healthy plant, great to cut leaves for salad mixes. Definitely worth having, does. It take up much room
customer review from 27/01/2016 19 March 2016