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    Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon'

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    Our Price: $5.95
    ZONE: 3 - 9
    EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
    SIZE: 24"H x 12"S
    BLOOM: Red, Mid Summer
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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    Rumex acetosa 'Blonde de Lyon'

    Gardeners who are herb gardening for flavor in their cooking have got to add Sorrel, among culinary herb plants essential to French cooking.

    This culinary herb most famous for sorrel soup, has large, succulent, slightly acidic-tasting leaves. Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon' gives zest to salads and any dish which is insipid in itself. Remove flowering tops as they appear to keep leaves tender. Blonde de Lyon is the standard variety esteemed in France.

    Essential to early pioneers for its high amount of Vitamin C, Sorrel kept many people from contracting Scurvy during harsh winters where fruits and other vegetables were scarce. Also very high in Potassium, and Vitamins A and B1, 'Blonde de Lyon' is an excellent to oily fish dishes such as shad and salmon.
    Zones: Perennial in zones 3 - 9

    Size: 24"H 12"S

    Light: Full to partial sun

    Bloom: Red, blooms in mid Summer

    Uses: Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon' is a French variety that has a lemon flavor that compliments soups, stews and oily fishes very nicely.This version, like most Sorrel types is chocked full of potassium and vitamins A, B1 and C.

    Tips: Trim flowers from the plant when they begin to bloom to encourage tender new leaves to grow, which are the most flavorful.

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