Farm On Central Sorrel Crowns
Sorrel, scientifically known as Rumex acetosa, is a versatile and tangy herb that carries a rich heritage as a beloved ingredient in global cuisines and traditional remedies. Historically recognized for its health benefits, including being a spring tonic, a remedy for diarrhea, a mild diuretic, and a soothing agent for irritated nasal passages, Sorrel's culinary use is equally noteworthy.
Before the introduction of citrus in Europe, Sorrel was the go-to herb for imparting a sour flavor in dishes during the Middle Ages. Its culinary journey spans continents, highlighting its versatility in a myriad of traditional dishes across Europe including borscht, spanakopita, meatballs, and even curries.
Grown using organic methods, these crowns give you a head start on a large, rubust plant for your garden or perennial beds. The plant is approximately 18-24" tall and will grow well in full sun to partial shade.
- Grown using organic methods: Our Sorrel root crowns are cultivated with utmost care, avoiding any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, ensuring your harvest is as natural as it can be.
- Early Spring Green: Celebrated as one of the first plants to sprout in spring, Sorrel offers a refreshing, tangy flavor after the long winter months.
- Healthful and Nutritious: Packed with vitamins A and C, along with essential minerals like potassium and magnesium, Sorrel is more than just a culinary herb—it's a boost to your daily nutrition.
- Hardy and Perennial: Sorrel is incredibly resilient and can withstand diverse climates and soil conditions. Once established, it regrows each spring, promising a bountiful harvest year after year.
- Planting: Set the root crowns in the ground in early spring, choosing a spot with full sun to partial shade exposure.
- Soil: Optimal growth is seen in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8, though Sorrel is quite adaptable to various soil types.
- Spacing: Ensure each crown is planted about 12-18 inches apart to allow ample space for growth.
- Watering: Maintain consistent soil moisture, especially in dry periods, to promote lush, tender leaves. Mulch with woodchips or straw for less weeding and watering.
- Harvesting: Begin harvesting the young leaves 6-8 weeks after planting. Regular picking before flowering ensures the leaves remain tender and less bitter.
- Nutrient-Rich: Sorrel is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. Its high vitamin C content boosts immunity and skin health, while vitamin A supports vision and cellular growth.
- Digestive Health: The fiber in Sorrel aids in digestion and contributes to a healthy gut.
- Heart Health: The potassium in Sorrel can help manage blood pressure levels, supporting overall heart health.
- Refreshing Salads: Add young Sorrel leaves to salads for a refreshing, citrusy twist.
- Flavorful Soups and Sauces: Use Sorrel to infuse a lemony zest into creamy soups or sauces, elevating their flavor profile.
- Hearty Cooking: Cook mature Sorrel leaves with butter, salt, and pepper for a simple, yet richly flavored side dish.
Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.
Growing Method: Grown using organic and regenerative principles at the Farm on Central in Southwest Ohio
Ships as a bare-root Crown