Sorrel, Transylvanian (Organic)
Rumex acetosa. Perennial.
A variety of garden sorrel with nice long, strap-shaped leaves. Good color and flavor all winter. Tolerates dry spells. Extremely hardy and perfect for the permaculture or gourmet garden. We like it added as a small part in salad mixes and sauces, and it is used in sorrel soup, of course. Collected by The Seed Ambassadors Project from a Hungarian farmer at the farmers market in Cluj, Romania, on our 2008 trip to Transylvania.
Sow in pots indoors February through August. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown from early spring through late summer. A great choice for winter gardens in our area. Perennial plant so chose a permanent position in the garden.
Sorrel has both male and female plants; a few of each are needed to save seed. Cut seedheads when seeds are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Isolate from other sorrel by ½ mile.