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Rumex acetosa (Broadleaved Sorrel) Herb Plant

  • Buy Rumex acetosa 'Broadleaved Sorrel' | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Broad-leaved Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) Herb in 9cm Pot

Broad-leaved Sorrel also known as common sorrel, garden sorrel or sheep’s sorrel, is a clump-forming perennial growing from 50cm to 1.2m. As a plant, Sorrel has pale green stems and a profusion of darker green leaves. A red brown flower appears on long spikes in early summer, followed by small hard fruit. Sorrel, enjoys a sunny or partially shaded position, and will flourish in most soil types. Easy to grow, producing clumps of pale green leaves with a good lemon flavour, it is greatly appreciated in France, where it is grown in everyone's garden and is easy to find in produce stands. This hardy perennial can even withstand freezing winters. Once established, it can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop. 

Sorrel is easy to propagate, by seed in the spring or division in the autumn or spring, and once established the plant should produce greens for 8 to 10 years.

Herb Usage

Broad-leaved Sorrel is whats known as an ‘herb-vegetable’ or ‘pot-herb’ as it can be cooked like a vegetable, while it has a distinctive lemony flavour like an herb. It can be harvested at baby leaf stage and is a great lettuce substitute . It is most delicious when cooked; the flavour is slightly acidic and as such it goes well with fish, veal, eggs, and potatoes in a soup or gratin. Sorrel is used also used fresh and raw in Asian cuisine. 

Buy Broad-leaved Sorrel Online

Our potted Broad-leaved Sorrel herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other Details

Growing conditions:
Sun/Partial-shade. Any soil type will do.
Flower Colour:
Red/Brown
Height x Spread:
1.2m x 90cm
Latin Name:
Rumex acetosa
Hardiness:
RHS rating H6

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