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Sorrel Herb - Herb Seeds

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Sorrel is a leafy green vegetable, grown for its pleasantly tart, lemon flavor. It sometimes grown as an herb and sometimes as a vegetable.

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About Sorrel Herb

It is a hardy perennial herb grown for its leaves. Sorrel has large, light to dark green, oblong-shaped and spinach-like leaves. It comes as fresh or frozen and chopped or whole.

Its taste ranges from a refreshing, sharply acidic, or astringent spinach-like taste with bitter notes to a milder, lemony taste. The younger leaves are less acidic. The dried leaf loses its citrusylike flavor.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet40
Common Name Spinach dock and Narrow-leaved dock.
Height 12-18 inches.
Flower Colour Yellow-Reddish
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care

  • Water the sorrel plant regularly
  • Mulching will help conserve moisture and keep the leaves clean
  • Apply any organic fertilizer every year
  • Cut the seed stalks to the ground and remove any declining leaves
  • The plant should re-sprout with more tender leaves
  • Sorrel will self-seed if you leave the seed heads on the plants
  • To keep your plants healthy and vigorous, divide them in spring or early summer every 3-4 years
Sunlight Full sun.
Watering Moderately.
Soil Well drained soil with lots of organic matter.
Temperature 12-25 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer during growth.
Harvest Season Summer

Sorrel Herb uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Sorrel helps in maintaining healthy vision, skin, immune function, growth, and reproductive health
  • Sorrel plant have fiber which may also help ward against certain health conditions including cancer, obesity, and type 2 diabetes
  • Sorrel is a primary ingredient in Essiac tea, a propriety blend of herbal tea that was rumored to cure breast cancer and prevent other diseases including HIV/AIDS and diabetes

Culinary Use:

  • Its pungent and sour leaves are used as a vegetable, as a flavoring in omelets and sauces, and as the chief ingredient of creamed sorrel soup
  • The young leaves are used in salads

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do sorrel herb grow?

On average sorrel herb grows 12-18 inches.

What color are sorrel herb ?

A sorrel herb plant bears flowers of color Yellow-Reddish

How hard is sorrel herb to grow?

A sorrel herb is Easy to grow.

How much sunlight does a sorrel herb need?

A sorrel herb prefers Full sun.

How much water does a sorrel herb need?

A sorrel herb prefers watering Moderately.

What kind of soil does a sorrel herb need?

Well drained soil with lots of organic matter.

What temperature does a sorrel herb like?

12-25 degrees C

How should I fertilize my sorrel herb ?

Apply any organic fertilizer during growth.

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