Todd's Seeds is proud to present the Sorrel, Large Leaf Herb Seed, an exceptional variety known for its vibrant flavor and substantial leaf size. Sorrel is a perennial herb that is highly valued in culinary circles for its tangy, slightly lemony flavor. The large, arrow-shaped leaves of this variety are not only striking in appearance but also offer a substantial texture and taste that can transform any dish. Sorrel is incredibly versatile and can be used in everything from fresh salads to soups and stews. It's also known for its health benefits, including high vitamin C content and digestive aids.
- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for planting in early spring.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5-6.8.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space plants about 12-15 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 7-14 days at temperatures of 60-70°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Regular watering is important, especially in dry conditions.
- **Sunlight:** Thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** A balanced fertilizer can be applied in moderation.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest leaves as needed; young leaves have the best flavor.
- **Rich in Vitamins:** A great source of vitamin C and also contains vitamin A.
- **Digestive Aid:** Can aid in digestion and promote gut health.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains beneficial antioxidants.
- **Diuretic Effects:** Traditionally used for its diuretic properties.
- **Salads:** Adds a tangy, lemony flavor to fresh salads.
- **Soups and Stews:** A classic ingredient in French sorrel soup.
- **Sauces:** Can be pureed into a vibrant, flavorful sauce.
- **Egg Dishes:** Pairs well with eggs in omelets and quiches.
**Simple Recipe: Creamy Sorrel Sauce**
A rich and tangy sauce perfect for fish, chicken, or vegetables.
- Fresh Sorrel leaves, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt butter in a pan and add the chopped sorrel leaves.
2. Cook until the leaves wilt and reduce in size.
3. Add cream, and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly.
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Serve over your choice of protein or vegetables.
The Sorrel, Large Leaf Herb Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a unique and flavorful herb to their collection. Its ease of growth and diverse culinary uses make it a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike.
1 Packet: 5g
1 Gram ~ 600-650 seeds
1 Pound ~ 165,000 seeds