French Sorrel Rumex scutatus Growing in the ground

French Sorrel Rumex scutatus Growing in the ground By Jerzy Opioła [GFDL,CC BY-SA 4.0] (Photo Credits)

Sorrel - French For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Rhizome)

Sorrel - French For Sale (Size: Medium) (Rhizome)

Leaf of the French Sorrel

Leaf of the French Sorrel

Sorrel - French

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Fruit Trees > Perennial vegetables > Sorrel - French
Sorrel is a slightly lemon flavoured green perennial herb used as a delightful tangy salad green and is also known as Buckler sorrel. It is a refined plant that grows as a clump reaching 30-40cm with leaves 4-6cm across. It is a very hardy plant that will continue to flourish when the rest of your fresh garden greens are suffering either from heatstroke or the chills. Sorrel is best located in the full sun or with some afternoon shade and loves rich well-drained soil that is kept fairly moist.


Specifications of Sorrel - French

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Sorrel - French Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 2y ago

BROKE, NSW, Australia

Great lemony taste, available all year round, good source of vitamins, in use in Europe for thousands of years.

Tonia Kisliakov
5y ago

Burwood, NSW, Australia

Sorrel - French

Love Russian Borscht with French Sorrel, Spinach, veges.egg, sour cream, meat etc very healthy and good for weight loss

Gabby Salts
★★★★★ 6y ago


Nice lemony flavour. Great in scrambled eggs, but the heat does discoulour it.

Lynne Caldwell
11y ago

Hazelbrook, NSW, Australia

French Sorrel

Delightful fried lightly in butter with a clove of garlic, pureed,sour cream stirred through and seasoned.

Jon Albiez
11y ago

Toowoomba, QLD

French Sorrel

Nice green to add some sour twang to salads. Tolerates medium frosts well here, and a good perennial in the herb patch.

★★★★ 12y ago

Warrandyte, VIC, Australia

The sorrel is ina shady corner of our vege garden in shallow soil. It survived lastsummer (which was monumentally hot and dry) without any trouble. Itgrows steadily and does not overtake other plants, even without pickingthe outside foliage. It makes d...

★★★★★ 12y ago

Dunsborough, WA, Australia

Took a while to get going and was eaten fairly severely by garden weevil when I first planted it, but over this winter has been flourishing.

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