Large Leaf Sorrel Seeds (Rumex acetosa)

Packet of 500 Seeds


Single Packet of 500 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Grow Large Leaf Sorrel from fresh Rumex acetosa herb seeds. Large Leaf Sorrel is among one of the most flavorful varieties available. With it's lemony flavor it can be enjoyed as an herb, or cooked as a vegetable. If picked or harvested when the leaves are small, this delicious herb can be used as a lettuce leaf substitute. Grown as a perennial herb, Sorrel will establish deep roots within the first season.

Some health benefits for Sorrel, Broad Leaf include improved eyesight, strengthened immune system, improved digestion, stronger bones, increased circulation, lower blood pressure and can even lower your risk of cancer as well.

Sowing The Seed

Sorrel is a perennial herb that can be sown indoors or directly outdoors. If sown indoors, sow in peat pots, 2 to 4 weeks prior to the last frost. Place the seeds at a shallow depth of roughly 1/16" under topsoil so that light can still reach the seeds. Transplant or direct sow outdoors when temperatures are cooler but all danger of frost has passed.

Growing Conditions

Sorrel enjoys temperatures of roughly 68F or above. Again, since this herb does better in cooler temperatures, keeping the plants in full sun in cooler climates is recommended. Place in partial shade in warmer climates. The soil should be filled with organic matter and should also be well drained as well. Adding compost to hard, compacted soil can improve drainage. Water daily until seeds germinate.

Germination & Growth

Your Sorrel herb seeds will begin to sprout open within roughly 7 to 14 days or so. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of about 18 to 24 inches tall and can spread up to 18 inches wide. Their deeply established root system can be tricky to get rid of if you only want to grow as an annual, so growing them in pots is best. The leaves can be enjoyed when small or at full size.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.


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