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Sorrel Seeds - Red Veined

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Seed Count:
350 Seeds
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350 Seeds.

Other Names - Broad Leaved Sorrel, Spinach Dock

  • An attractive bright green leaf with crimson red veins
  • Not only do these pretty leaves add colour and interest to the salad bowl they also help to liven it up with their sharp tangy flavour
  • Can be grown as a an annual or perennial vegetable or if preferred as a decorative addition to the flower borders

Suitable For - Containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, flower borders, patio's, low maintenance gardens

Sowing Months - March - mid August

Harvest - June - October in first year, February - October thereafter

Uses - Flavouring for soups, butters, omelettes etc. Add to salads or cook like spinach

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type   Distance between plants 30 - 40 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 30 - 40 cm
Average height 50 - 60 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 40 cm Sowing distance between plants 1 - 2 cm
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows 30 - 40 cm
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm indoors, 5 mm direct sowing
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 14 to 18℃
Soil condition Moderately fertile, well drained soil RHS Bee friendly No
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 14 - 28 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow 5 - 6 seeds on the surface of moist compost in 4 cm module or small pots at the depth suggested above.
Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or compost.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal, germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
Thin to 2 - 3 strong seedlings per module or pot.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds thinly 1 - 2 cm apart in a well prepared seed bed from April - mid August in rows 30 cm wide at the depth suggested above. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Water the newly sown seeds well. Keep the soil moist especially in dry weather.
Thin in stages until eventually the young plants are 30 cm apart. The thinning's can be eaten.

Growing On

Water the newly planted sorrel well until established.
Water established plants frequently in dry conditions. Pot grown plants will need watering more frequently.
Growth will slow down in autumn.
Remove any damaged, yellowing or decaying leaves before winter sets in.
Cover with a cloche or fleece to overwinter.


When the plants are growing strong harvest handfuls of leaves by cutting the stems with a sharp knife 2 - 3 cm above soil level.
Avoid picking too many leaves at one time so the plants can recover.
Early spring pickings should be done sparingly until growth becomes strong.
The leaves are best eaten fresh however sorrel can be stored in the fridge for 5 - 7 days in a polythene bag.


Sorrel is a long lived perennial and can produce zesty leaves for 10+ years.

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