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Volare Sorrel

Frost-tolerant, lemony lettuce substitute

Volare Sorrel

Frost-tolerant, lemony lettuce substitute

  • Sharp citrus flavor
  • Delicious addition to salads, soups, and smoothies
  • Shoots up earlier in the spring than asparagus or rhubarb
  • Slower to bolt than any other sorrel in our trials
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Product Description

With its sharp citrus flavor, Sorrel is a great addition to salads, soups and smoothies, and can be harvested as a baby leaf or at full maturity. Also delicious when cooked, its arrow-shaped leaves give off a delightfully acidic flavor that pairs well with a number of dishes. This fast-growing, vigorous perennial herb is rich in vitamin C and is easy to grow. It shoots up from the ground even earlier in the spring than asparagus or rhubarb! Make this gem your first taste of spring for years to come. Plant in average, well-drained soil with access to full sunlight. It's great for container gardening, too; try it with your favorite containers, or give our Grow Tubs® a try. If you raise chickens, plant some extra to share since chickens adore these fresh greens. 60 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Rumex patienta 'Volare'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 3-4 feet.
  • Spacing: Space seedlings or thin plants to 12-18 inches.
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Spread: 2-3 feet.
  • Foliage: Oblong, rounded green leaves.
  • Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Germination: 7-14 days at 55-70° F
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days
  • Fruit: Large, green arrow-shaped leaves.
  • Soil Preference: Average, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Remove flower spikes. Divide plants every 3-4 years to renew them.
  • Form: Upright, leafy
  • Seed Count: Approximately 100 seeds per packet.
  • Restricted States: AK
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A - 6B 9/14/18 - 10/26/18
7A - 10B 8/31/18 - 11/09/18
Last Order
Zones 1-6: 10/22/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/5/2018

2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Lacewings, Lady Beetles &
Encapsulated Earthworms
1A 5/4/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B - 2A 5/11/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B - 3B 4/27/18 - 11/2/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A - 6A 4/13/18 - 11/2/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B - 7A 4/6/18 - 11/2/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B - 8B 3/9/18 - 11/2/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A - 10B 2/23/18 - 11/2/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date 10/29/2018 10/29/2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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