Sorrel is a salad green that can be grown almost anywhere in the United States. This very hardy plant can be harvested throughout the growing season.
Garden sorrel grows about 3 feet tall and produces sour-tasting leaves that are good when used fresh in salad recipes. French sorrel grows only 6 to 12 inches tall; its fiddle-shaped leaves make good salad greens. The weed variety is bitter and is not good for eating.
Common Name: Sorrel
Scientific Name: Rumex acetosa
Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)
In the next section, we'll show you how to grow sorrel.
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