Rumex scutatus, Buckler Leaf Sorrel, French Sorrel
Inconspicuous green flowers that turn brown as seeds ripen. Mid green, squat shield shaped leaves, which taste like granny smith apples. Culinary; the leaves can be eaten fresh or cooked.
• Hardiness: H5 (-10 to -15C)
• Type: Herbaceous Perennial
• Height: up to 45cm
• Spread: up to 60cm
• Soil type: Fertile Sand, Loam, Chalk, Free Draining
• pH: Acid -Neutral pH
• Habit: Clump
• Flowering colour: Green
• Flowering time: Summer
• Uses: Culinary & Medicinal
• Attracts pollinators: No
• Container suitability: Yes
• UK native: No
• Caution: N/A
• Indoor Sowing: In early spring, into prepared plug trays or pots, cover with perlite.
• Outdoor Sowing: In late spring, into rich, acid, moisture-retaining soil, full sun to partial shade. Thin to 30cm apart.
• Propagation: Division
• Maintenance: N/A
• Harvest: N/A
Jekka's "How to Grow It" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow seeds for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing.
One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants.