HERB SORREL RUMEX ACETOSA

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A very popular perennial French Herb used with fish, soups and sauces, also picked young for a tart citrus flavour

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HERB SORREL – RUMEX ACETOSA

HERB SORREL – RUMEX ACETOSA. A very popular perennial French Herb used with fish, soups and sauces, also picked young for a tart citrus flavour to a mixed salad. Remove flowers from top to keep plant leaves tender. Sorrel leaves are best harvested regularly whilst small as bitterness increases with larger, older leaves. 40-80cm.

Cultivation Advice HERB SORREL – RUMEX ACETOSA

  •   Sow seeds March to July, under cover if prior to the last frost. 
  •  Sow seeds thinly, 12mm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart.
  •  Thin seedlings if necessary, when large enough to handle, to 15cm (6in) apart.
  •  Keep ground weed free and young plants moist.
  • Young leaves can be harvested 8 weeks from sowing. 
  • Harvest regularly from early summer to frosts.
  •   Although Perennial, best re-sown annually for the youngest leaves.