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Common Sorrel

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Low in calories and rich in essential nutrients

Common sorrel is an edible perennial with sour tasting oblong leaves, arrow shaped and small red flowers. Commonly used in continental Europe as an addition to salads or in soups. Cut back prior to seed setting to avoid self seeding. Great in soups to replace spinach, low calories and an excellent source of essential nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, and vitamins C and A.

Scientific Name: rumex acetosa

Plant Life Cycle: Perennial

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 10-15 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 40-90 days

Sunlight: Full sun / Partial shade

Soil requirement: well drained

Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to August into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.