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Sorrel Greens (48 Days)


Known as Oseille in France, where Sorrel is a popular vegetable. In the US it is sometimes known as Dock. Flavor is somewhat acidic, reminiscent of citrus. Often pureed and served with a cream sauce or fresh in salads with vinaigrette. Also makes splendid soup. Easy to grow and nutritious, providing ample harvests throughout the season.

150 seeds



Rumex acetosa

Germination: 3-7 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-65ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼ inch deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Start transplanting a few weeks before last frost, 8-12" apart

Sowing Outdoors: Starting in midspring then again in late summer and fall. Sow 1-2" apart, thin to 8-12" apart. 

Harvest: Start cutting leaves at  3-6". 

Tips: Plant in fertile, well drained soil. Work in compost or well rotted manure into your soil before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. 

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    M Cagle

    survives in winter!

    Last year planted sorrel seeds and was very surprised to see that they are still green even in January here in Piedmont North Carolina. We love the flavor, and use it in salads, mixed sauteed greens, fish, etc. I love gardening in the wintertime with no bugs and no watering, so I'm planting more sorrel. I did make sure to clip off all the seed stalks this summer.


    great all season green

    Years ago I thought I would try sorrel without a great expectation. The young grandkids all loved to pick and eat it right out of the garden. I was surprised the next spring to see it come back strong in our 5a climate. It is one of the first and last vegetables to pick and does add great flavor to soups pureed in. It is also a tasty addition to salad and wrapped around fish and baked. One of my best garden discoveries. Be careful to control it's seeding (it's almost a ****).