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Sorrel Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 12-18" (304-457 mm)
Row Spacing: 18-24" (457-609 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/2" (12 mm)
Plants Per Person: 3
Soil Temperature: 50-75°F (10-24°C)
Days to Emergence: 4-10
Recommended Soil PH: 5.5-6.8
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Before Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors

Planting Sorrel

Grows best in moderately rich organic material, acidic soil (pH 5.5 to 6.8) that is evenly moist but well drained. Root divisions are most common start to planting Sorrel.

Can direct sow seeds into garden 2 to 3 weeks before the last frost in spring. To grow from seeds, sow 1/2 inch deep, 2 to 3 inches apart with rows spaced 18 to 24 inches apart. After seedlings established, thin to 12 to 18 inches apart.

Growing Sorrel

Mulch with a compost or other organic matter to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Remove flower stalks as they emerge to encourage new leaves to continue forming.

Harvesting and Storing Sorrel

Begin harvesting leaves when they are young and tender, about 4 or 5 inches tall. Sorrel leaves will keep in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. Leaves can be frozen or dried and used as an herb; some flavor will be lost.

Sorrel Insect and Disease Information

Sorrel is rarely bothered by pests or diseases. Aphids can attack sorrel, control them by pinching out infested areas or hosing the aphids off the plants with a strong stream of water.

Sorrel Yield Information

No yield information for Sorrel.
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