Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Sorrel plants are very hardy and will survive in temperatures as low as -30˚ F.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Ideally grows in cool and moist conditions with rich soil, but it's pretty adaptable. Sorrel will grow pretty much anywhere, as long as it isn't too hot.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Plant when soil is at least 45˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Sorrel does best in full sun, although it will tolerate some shade.

Water
Moderate

Sorrel will tolerate some drought, but for maximum production keep the soil evenly moist.

Feeder
Light

Like any green leafy vegetable, it will grow better with a good supply of nitrogen. However, fertilizing isn't necessary because it will grow in almost any soil.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Sorrel will grow well in a container that is at least 6" deep. Be sure to water regularly and keep the soil evenly moist when container gardening.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green and Red
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-10
Disease Resistance
Deer,
Taste Profile
-