Sorrel - broad leaf

Rumex acetosa


A cut and come again hardy perennial with lemon sharp leaves rich in vitamins A and C, it is often one of the first green leaves to emerge in spring. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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Description

  • One of first leaves to emerge in spring
  • Rich in vitamin C
  • Cut and come again
  • Easy to grow

The lovely broad leaf sorrel has a refreshing lemony bite that is an excellent addition to dishes, sauces and salads. It is one of the first green leaves to grow in spring and can be used in a cut and come again way. It is thought to help cleanse the blood and makes a good spring tonic.

Plant care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Flowering period: June - August

A very easy and satisfying herb to grow and a welcome sight in spring when we are all craving some home grown greenery. It grows happily in a more shaded site and loves a nutrient rich soil. It does grow more successfully in the ground because it has access to all the food it needs, but can be grown in a pot where it will want regular liquid feeds, though eventually the leaves will get smaller as it becomes root bound. If this happens, part of the root ball can be cut off in spring before potting back into the same pot again and as the roots find the new compost the leaves will shoot away again. 

Usage

The fresh green leaves of sorrel are used in many spring dishes. Fresh sorrel sauce for use with fish and meats is made by sauteing  thinly sliced leaves in butter before adding cream, it can be made into soups, a vibrant green pesto, add bite to salads and tastes particularly good with in omelettes. The great thing about this delicous herb is the more you cut harvest it, the more it grows. Check out our sorrel recipes in the blog section.

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