Rare Bloody Dock Red Sorrel Seeds Heirloom Non-GMO BN50

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Bloody Dock Red Sorrel (Rumex sanguineus). Stunning foliage plant with elongated, medium green leaves, exquisitely veined in a brilliant burgundy-purple. A hardy perennial, it quickly forms an attractive clump, which sends up red flower clusters in early summer, followed by brown seed heads. A superb, deer-resistant accent plant.

Count: 50+
6-12 hours of Sun Sprouts in 10-14 Days Ideal Temperature: 65-75 Degrees F Seed Depth: 1/4" Plant Spacing: 10-12" Frost Hardy: Yes Type: Annuals, Perennials Sun Exposure: Full Sun Water: Regular Water Family: Polygonaceae Type: Annuals, Perennials Sun Exposure: Full Sun Water: Regular Water Planting Zones: 4-11 Family: Polygonaceae

Rumex sanguineus (Red)

Sorrel is grown for their edible leaves, which can be used raw in salads or cooked in soups, sauces, egg dishes. The flavor is like that of sharp, sprightly spinach, but sorrel is more heat tolerant and produces throughout the growing season. Common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) is a larger plant (to 3 feet tall), with leaves 6 inches long, many shaped like elongated arrowheads. It is native to northern climates. French sorrel (R. scutatus) is a more sprawling plant, to 112 feet high, with shorter, broader leaves and a milder, more lemony flavor than R. acetosa. Native to Europe, western Asia, and North Africa. The oxalic acid found in sorrel can replace lemon, which is often added to smoothies to balance out the taste.

Grow sorrel in reasonably good soil. Sow seeds in early spring; thin seedlings to 8 inches apart. Or set out transplants at any time, spacing them 8 inches apart. Pick tender leaves when they are big enough to use; cut out flowering stems to encourage leaf production. Replace (or dig and divide) plants after 3 or 4 years. The plant grows to about 2 feet in height in clumps with pink flowers in racemose appearing during early summer.

Growing Tips: Harvest tender leaves starting in early spring, remove flowering tops to keep leaves tender and to prevent unwanted volunteers. May become invasive in some climates.

Like any other greens, wash sorrel clumps thoroughly in clean running water and rinse in salt water for about 30 minutes in order to remove dirt and any insecticide residues.

The fresh herb should be used early to get maximum nutrition. To store, keep wrapped in a damp towel and place in the refrigerator for extended use (up to 3 days).

Sorrel uses – Add to soups – Make it into a sauce for fish – Add to omelets and scrambled eggs – Add to stuffing for meat – Shred sorrel and stuff it into fish – Add to quiches – Add to mashed potatoes – Add to hummus – Add to pasta – Add to mixed-leaf and herb salads – Add to chard and spinach anywhere you would use those – Use as a filling for buckwheat crêpes – Make it into a pesto, to use in pasta, on pizzas, or with grilled salmon – Sorrel Smoothie

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