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Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)



Height: 12 inches
Aspect: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil Type: Rich moisture retaining soil
Uses: Culinary
Care: Keep well cropped to prevent flowering and to encourage fresh growth
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below

Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

Sorrel – Rumex acetosa

Sorrel – Rumex acetosa is the large leaf variety. A hardy perennial with green leaves. Ensure to remove the flower buds for fresh leaf growth.

A great culinary herb to grow. Sorrel leaves have a acidic, tangy taste that can be used in many dishes. You can treat Sorrel as a cut and come again crop and harvest small leaves and use raw in salads. You can also cook the leaves like spinach. Sorrel works well as an accompaniment to fish, meat and egg dishes, and as an ingredient in soups. Wrapping leaves around a joint helps to tenderise the meat.

Grow in a sunny or partially shaded position. Likes a fertile, moisture retentive soil.


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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle



Greens, Olives, Rusts

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Fish, Omelettes, Salads, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Soups


No Scent

Herb Group




Width / Spread



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