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Sour dock seeds (Sorrel) for a unique taste in every salad

Sour dock seeds (Sorrel) for a unique taste in every salad
Sour dock seeds (Sorrel) for a unique taste in every salad
  • Packing / number of seeds: 1 g (1000 - 1500 seeds).
  • Sowing rate: 500 g per acre.
  • Harvest: Sorrel leaves are ready for salad in about 90 - 120 days.
  • Sowing period: Spring and autumn time.
  • Sowing period: Direct sowing is recommended, without seedling preparation.
  • Sow at 0,5 to 1 cm spacing at 50-60 cm.
  • 90-120 days.
  • Fruit characteristics: The useful part of sorrel is its leaves. They are dull green, juicy and have a characteristic slightly sour taste.

The online garden centre is pleased to present sorrel seeds for salad and dishes (Latin name Rumex acetosa). Sorrel is one of the most famous and widely used herbaceous plants with an interesting taste. It is extremely low in calories, with only 25 calories per 100 grams. Naturally, this automatically makes it popular in diets, in one of the first places when used for weight loss, as a dietary supplement.

Sorrel is part of the lapad family, its leaves are oblong, with long stalks, unlike similar vegetables. Sorrel has the ability to flower in the summer months of June or July, its blooms are a beautiful reddish-green, which apart from being a useful plant, makes it very beautiful. In order to get and develop the new leaves of the vegetable, it is necessary to remove the flowers regularly. This leads to the growth of larger and healthier leaves.

In case you want to roast some seeds from your sorrel, the team at can give you advice on how to tell when they are ripe - they are starting to change colour to brown and shine from their shiny surface.

One interesting detail about sorrel is that it comes from Asia, like most spices. The nice thing about it is that you can start using it in early spring.

Growing it is a privilege all over Europe. This extremely popular leafy vegetable is very suitable for cooking meat and salads as it has a refreshingly sour taste. Very rich in vitamins, such as B1, B2, especially the important c. C, and many others. Interestingly , oxalic acid is the culprit for the sour taste of this vegetable.

However, the pleasant sour taste is not recommended for some people, i.e. people with oxalic acid intolerance, i.e. people with some of the following diseases: rheumatism, gout, those suffering from rheumatoid diseases, etc. But people without such complaints can safely eat sorrel, using the fact that it has anti-inflammatory effect. Moreover, the vegetable improves the desire to eat and has good reviews in homeopathy and the fight against bile problems.

Online store can give you some useful tips on how to approach the cultivation of the so famous and useful vegetable by sowing varietal seeds of Sorrel.

To begin with, let's talk about sowing its seeds. They can be grown in your favourite garden if you live in a house, and also on the terrace of your apartment, for which you only need one pot or pot.

That way you can go over and pick fresh sorrel at any time. Season any kind of dish, salad, you can get a great taste of different kinds of sauce, local delicacies, as well as light and pleasant soups. Not to be overlooked is the purely American option of putting a fresh and tender leaf on your sandwich for lunch.

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