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