Bloody Sorrel

Sorrel Bloody

Lance shaped green leaves with deep red veins. Lemon flavored leaves that can be added to fresh summer salad and soups.

Perennial. H:45cm W:34cm. 12cm, 17cm.

French Sorrel

Sorrel french

A large green, spinach-like leaf with a sour citrus flavour. The French Sorrel is a great addition to soup and stews.

Perennial. H:45cm W:34cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Bloody Sorrel in a salad


Grow your own Bloody and French Sorrel so you have fresh leaves to pick for your salad or to use when cooking.



In the garden:

Growth Characteristics:
• P• Sorrel ( Rumex acetosa ):
•Lance shaped mid-green leaves with a delicious sour taste.
•Bloody Sorrel:
•Beautiful dark red veins with a milder taste than Sorrel.
•Attractive foliage plant to add colour and interest to the gardenerennial, Evergreen, Frost tolerant.

•±60cm; Spread: ±30cm.

• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

• Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.


Culinary use:

Use Sorrel and Bloody Sorrel leaves to add a lemony or fresh apple flavour to:
• Fresh young leaves in salads.
• Cooked and eaten like spinach; In Soups, Stews, Egg dishes, Omelettes, Soft cheeses, Mayonnaise, Pancake batter.
• Roast Lamb - a change from mint sauce; Fish sauces, Beef, Poultry, Pork, Tenderizing meat - wrap around meat or add pounded leafs to a marinade.


Health benefits:

Sorrel may be beneficial in the following cases:

•Vitamin C.

Cardiovascular System
•Blood cleansing and Blood improving qualities,

Preparation and dosage:
• Include in diet.
• Avoid over use if you are predisposed to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or gastric hyperacidity due to its oxalic acid content.