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A quintessential party guest at spring celebrations, baby Sorrel is a buttery soft leaf with a delightful citrus tang. It's the perfect mate for Arugula, Mâche and Watercress in baby-leaf spring salads. Wilted Sorrel bathed in cream and butter makes the ideal bed upon which to nestle slender French cuts of rack of lamb. Lemon-tart Sorrel soup is a flawless first course in the spring. Contemporary chefs pair Vitamin C-rich Sorrel with Potatoes, Leeks, Shallots, Cauliflower, Garlic, cream, sour cream or yogurt in a multitude of pureed spring sauces and soups with varying levels of bright greenness. Direct sow Sorrel in the early spring in slightly acidic soil and full to partial sunlight. When the seedlings are 3" tall, thin them to 8" to 12" apart.

Average seed life: 1 year.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mâche, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

Garden Sorrel

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60 days. Our classic Sorrel produces vigorous clumps of pale green, arrow-shaped, flavorful leaves. Immature leaves are nearly tasteless, but as they mature, they develop their signature tangy zing. Divide the perennial clumps every couple of years to promote smaller, more tender leaves. Remove any inedible, woody midribs from large, mature leaves prior to use. (OP.)

One packet of about 500 seeds
Catalog #6230
  • Buy 10 for $3.30 each and save 10%
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Gardening Tips

Sorrel Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:12”-18”
Seed Spacing:3”-6”
Plant Spacing: 12”

Herbs may be either direct-sown outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, or started indoors for transplanting or container gardening. Herbs require moderately rich, well-draining soil with at least 5 hours of bright sunlight. To start indoors: sow lightly in sterilized seed mix, lightly moisten and cover with plastic wrap until germination takes place. Do not water again until sprouts emerge. Remove plastic wrap once sprouted. Transplant outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Some perennials like Lavender, Catnip or Savory prefer to be started indoors. Others such as Chives, Sage or Fennel prefer to be direct-sown outside once the soil has warmed. Most herbs dislike chemicals or over-fertilization. Feed lightly with kelp or fish emulsion once seedlings are well established. Keep lightly moist: never wet. Pinch back the plants to avoid flowering and to encourage leaf production.

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