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Sorrel Plant - Broad-leaf Sorel

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Rumex acetosa 'Broad Leaves'

  • Easy to grow.
  • Ready early in the season.
  • Produces leaves that can be cut and cut again.
  • Tangy lemony flavour.
  • Use as a herb or vegetable.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Also known as Garden or Common Sorrel.

Produces clumps of green leaves which can be used as cut and come again leaves.  The young leaves, which have a red tinge, have the best flavour.  It is best not to let the plants flower as this can make the leaves tough and have less flavour (so just cut them out), the older, tougher leaves are best cooked, whilst the younger ones are best used more as you would herbs or in salads.

Sorrel has an interesting, tangy flavour, a little like limes, lemons, spinach, rhubarb, cabbage and amaranth! The strongest flavour is usually lemon.  You can cook it like a vegetable or use it as a herb.

Commonly used in Asian cooking, known as Rau Chua (meaning sour herb) and in Vietnamese cooking where it is know as Rau Thom (meaning fresh herb).

It is thought that the Roman soldiers sucked the leaves of sorrel to relieve thirst.

  • Hardy Perennial.
  • Early to crop (usually in March).
  • Easy to grow.
  • Likes a sunny or partial sunny position.
  • Likes most soil types including heavier soils.
  • Can be pot grown or put in the ground.
  • It is recommended to split the plants every 3 years.
  • Self seeds.

  • Culinary Uses.
  • Best not cooked in aluminium or cast iron pans (as it can pick up the taste).
  • Great with potatoes, fish, chicken and veal.
  • Makes a nice soup.
  • Good addition to risotto.
  • Good in cream or yoghurt sauces.
  • Can be used in salad.
  • Cook like spinach.

  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Has high oxalic-acid, so be careful if you have kidney disease, kidney stones, rheumatoid arthritis or gout.


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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
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Hyssop Plant - Blue
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Lemon Balm Plant
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Marsh Mallow Plant
Mint Plant - Apple Mint
Mint Plant - Banana Mint
Mint Plant - Basil Mint
Mint Plant - Black Peppermint
Mint Plant - Chocolate Mint
Mint Plant - Corsican Mint
Mint Plant - Curly Mint
Mint Plant - Eau De Cologne Mint
Mint Plant - Garden Mint
Mint Plant - Ginger Mint
Mint Plant - Grapefruit Mint
Mint Plant - Lemon Mint
Mint Plant - Lime Mint
Mint Plant - Moroccan Mint
Mint Plant - Peppermint
Mint Plant - Pineapple Mint
Mint Plant - Red Mint
Mint Plant - Russian Mint
Mint Plant - Silver Mint
Mint Plant - Spearmint Plant
Mint Plant - Strawberry Mint
Mint Plant - Variegated Apple Mint
Mint Plant - Water Mint
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Oregano Plant - Country Cream
Oregano Plant - Greek Oregano
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled'
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Italian Giant'
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Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Seven Seas'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue'
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Sage Plant - Blackcurrant Sage
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Sage Plant - Common Sage
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Savory Plant - Winter Savory
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Tarragon Plant - French Tarragon
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