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65-75 Days to maturity. Rumex acetosella var. Apache. Organic Red Apache Sorrel Herb Seeds. Non-GMO perennial herb. Sorrel is a perennial herb with a tangy, lemon-earthy flavor often used in salads and sauces. It is easy to grow from seed and can be a great addition to your herb garden. These can be grown in almost any growing zone as either an annual or perennial and do not require much space or attention. Red Apache is a highly ornamental, drought and heat-tolerant Sorrel variety. ~15,000 seeds/oz.
Begin Sorrel indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting or direct sow 2-3 weeks before the last spring frost date. If beginning indoors, thin out sprouts to 2 inches apart and harden them off. Transplant or direct sow once when the ground is workable. Direct sow or transplant according to the spacing indicated above. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The seeds can sometimes take a long time to germinate, do not get discouraged. Once the seedlings have good roots and leaves, they can be transplanted outdoors or into pots (6-12 inches). Water well after transplanting.
Fertilize the plants once a month with a balanced fertilizer or well-aged compost. Cut off the flower stalks to the ground and remove any yellowing leaves. The plant should regularly replenish with fresh, tender leaves. At the end of the season, leave the flower stalk to allow the plant to self-seed. Mulch around the plants each year to retain moisture and maintain leaf cleanliness. Sorrel may be propagated by division in the fall, and water regularly afterward. Established plants can handle a light frost.
Red Apache Sorrel in the Herb Garden
Red Apache Sorrel is a versatile and nutrient-packed herb with beautiful leaves. They are perfect for growing with strawberries, rosemary, thyme, and sage. Avoid planting next to taller plants which may block sunlight. Plant in beds or pots.
Harvesting Red Apache Sorrel
Harvest the leaves when they are about 4 inches long with a sharp knife or scissors. Tender leaves are most popular for eating. Cut off no more than 1/3rd of the plant at a time, and they will continue to produce leaves for harvesting. Sorrel is common in French cuisine for its texture and flavor. Do not store for more than a week in the refrigerator. Dry the leaves for later use if desired.
About Red Apache Sorrel Garden Seeds
Sorrel is a good source of several essential nutrients and has several potential health benefits such as Anti-inflammatory effects, rich in antioxidants, heart health, digestion, and bone health.
Originally from the United States and Mexico, it is often grown for its ornamental value. Apache Red is not much different in use from other Sorrel varieties other than its coloring and heat/drought tolerance.
Rumex hymenosepalus is also known as sheep sorrel, sour dock, sour weed, desert rhubarb, red desert sorrel, desert sorrel, Indian rhubarb, Western Indian rhubarb, and wild rhubarb. Although it is edible to humans, it is toxic to most animals.
This variety is also very popular as a microgreen. It is crisp and has a lemony yet milder flavor than other microgreens on the market.
Although it does flower in the summer, they are rather insignificant and should be removed. Removing the flower stalk improves leaf production and taste.
Tips From Our Gardeners
"I gifted Sorrel seeds to my parents this Christmas! Their yard is perfect for these shade-tolerant and easy-going plants. The leaves are perfect for salads which they also eat a lot of."
- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer
Organic Red Apache Sorrel Seeds Per Package:
2 g - Wholesale - Approximately 1,058 Seeds
1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 15,000 Seeds
4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 60,000 Seeds
1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 240,000 Seeds
5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,200,000 Seeds
25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 6,000,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Organic Red Apache Sorrel seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.
Mounding upright with arrow-shaped leaves and spreading underground roots.
Sorrel prefers a well-draining, slightly acidic soil
60-80 degrees fahrenheit
Full Sun to partial shade
Pests and Diseases:
Sorrel is not commonly targeted by pests or diseases. Occasionally aphids will become problematic but can be blasted off with water. Ensure there is space between the plants to provide fewer hiding spots for pests.
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