Sorrel - Red Veined (Rumex sanguineus) Red Sorrel Spinach Dock Non GMO Potherb Herb
Height 1-2 ft
Great variety of Sorrel with tart leaves and has a lemony taste likened to that of Kiwi fruit or Strawberries. Also known as Red Sorrel, Spinach Dock or Narrow-leaved Dock. Used as potherb, in soups, salads, or to line baking vessel for fish. High in vitamin C. Frost-hardy perennial that can live for years.
Stunning foliage plant with elongated, medium green leaves, exquisitely veined in a brilliant burgundy-purple. A hardy perennial, it quickly forms an attractive clump, which sends up red flower-clusters in early summer, followed by brown seed heads. A superb, deer-resistant accent plant
- Full sun to part shade
- Sow sorrel seeds indoors in early spring about 3 to 4 weeks prior to last frost. Germination takes about 2 weeks. Transplant in mid to late spring.
- Sprouts in 10-14 days
- Seed Depth: 1/4 in deep
- Plant Spacing: 10-12 in and water generously.
- Not a beautiful plant and when looking a bit weedy, cut back the flower stalks to promote new growth.
- Sorrel does well in a container 6 to 12 in deep and is ideal to grow as a cool-season annual as the young leaves have the best flavor.
- Harvest young leaves from established plants and use fresh for the best flavor. The tangy citrus flavor fades as older leaves become bitter, so harvest often to keep new growth coming. Well known for its use in soup, it is also great with fish and vegetables. With its strong yet agreeable flavor, it makes a great secret ingredient to add depth of flavor to salads.
- Matures in 55 Days
- Seed Count: 1/2 gr