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This pretty salad green has starkly contrasting green leaves with dark red veination. It's flavor is bright and tangy. Harvesting young is recommended for the tenderest leaves. A nutritional powerhouse, sorrel is rich in vitamin A, iron and magnesium. It is a cool season annual and can be succession planted every two weeks for continuous harvest.


To plant, sow the seeds in early spring in well-drained soil and keep the area consistently moist. The seeds will germinate in 7-14 days and can be grown in both full sun or partial shade. Once mature, the leaves can be harvested by cutting them from the base of the plant.


  • Plant Type: Salad Green
  • Latin Name: Rumex sanguineus
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 55
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Bush
  • Planting Time: Fall
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: 4
  • Frost Tolerance: Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: Not Heat Tolerant
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 0.22
  • Approximate Seed Count: 250
  • Sun Needs: Full or partial sun
  • Water Needs: Regular watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/4 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 10 inches tall and wide


Image Credit: "red veined sorrel" by mazaletel is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Sorrel Seeds

SKU: 13
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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