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Sorrel, Green De Belleville (200 seeds) (HB202) $2.00

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Sorrel, Green De Belleville

         
 
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(Rumex acetosa) Sorrel is appreciated in native cuisines throughout Europe and in many parts of Asia and Africa as well. A perennial, it is available in early spring, before many annual crops have even been sown! The lemony tartness of the young succulent leaves gives a tangy twist to salads. Widely used in soups; combine with spinach for an authentic spanikopita. This cultivated variety with clear green leaves is much slower bolting than the wild species.

 
Sorrel, Green De Belleville
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrew
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Date:
September 16, 2015
          5.0
 
Sorrel Review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

This plant is my earliest memory of a garden. My Grandmother grew it and when we would go and visit her in Chicago we would always go back to her little garden and pull a few leaves and eat them together. I always knew it as "sour spinach" and when I started my own garden 2 years ago I tried finding it with no luck. Last year when I was looking thru the seeds here on rare seeds I came across the description and thought it had to be what it was. I bought some and planted them in my herb garden. Sure enough it is exactly like I remember it. Now I can share those memories with my kids... I planted in May and it's just now (Mid- Sept) producing enough to eat a leaf every few days.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jill
Location:
Flowery Branch, GA, United States
Date:
June 24, 2015
          5.0
 
Great Success
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very hardy

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started this in the spring of 2014. It took a little care to get it started. It grew through the summer though the August weather was a bit hot for it so, I covered it with some make shift screening and it was happy with that. I mulched it with leaves and wood chips for the fall. It got a little frost bite when the temps went to 29 degrees. In the spring it went crazy. It has now gone to seed and I'm collecting the seeds and scatters some around the garden. Though it has gone to seed it is still bringing up new leaves that still taste very lemony. I have been thrilled with this plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Trish
Location:
Columbia, SC, United States
Date:
June 2, 2015
          4.0
 
Reliable once established
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous and pest free

What are the cons? None

Review:

Very slow going first year ... I didn't think it was going to make it. 2nd year more growth and healthier plant. Mine is planted in chemical free garden, rich compost (all green kitchen waste, brown leaves, rock dust - no animal product), and in full sun. 3rd year growth is nuclear! The plant looks like it's on steroids ... it's leaves are very large - some 15 inches long. A lot of new growth and it's size is still increasing ... this one plant almost needs it's own bed! Tasty in salads, smoothies, soups, pasta recipes - versatile, dependable producer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jill
Location:
FloweryBranch, GA
Date:
July 24, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? It's Mid-July Still producing

What are the cons? none

Review:

Outstanding! This was my first time growing this. Taste was is wonderful lemony flavor. Very easy to grow. Kept it a bite shaded over the summer and it is still producing and has not bolted yet. Started in the garden in mid-March.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Glmory
Location:
La Habra, CA
Date:
October 13, 2013
          5.0
 
Easy to grow tastes good
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow,

What are the cons? Not very pest resistant

Review:

This is a great little plant. When I first planted it, it took several months before it started doing well. It grew very slowly with constant die back from insect damage. Then all of a sudden it took off. Since then it has grown to a ball of perhaps 18 inches in diameter. It looks like a romaine lettuce plant with the large leaves pointing out in all directions. The leaves are sour but in a good way. They work particularly well in smoothies where they don't overpower fruit to the degree kale or spinach does.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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