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Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon'
Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon'

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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 3 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Red, Mid Summer

Availability: In Stock

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Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon' Plants

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. Also check out our new Bloody Dock Sorrel.

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: 3 - 9

Size: 24"H x 18"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Red, 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.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great to have after missing it last year July 16, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Exeter, NH United States  
Last summer we moved, and there was no time to plant an herb garden. Then this year no garden center in this area had Sorrel plants. Fortunately, when I lamented this to a friend, she said she bought her Sorrel from The Growers Exchange. The plant arrived in good shape. It's taken a little while to get going, and all I've been able to do so far is to snip a few leaves for salads. I'm hopeful that the plant's output will be more generous by later this summer. Next year I'll order earlier, now that I know that you stock it.

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Love Love love May 31, 2017
Reviewer: M Bennett from lubbock, TX United States  
So happy to have found this! In Germany, my Oma and mom always made Gruene Sosse. This is one of the main ingredients. The plants come perfectly packaged and in excellent condition. It's also a very welcome herb for fresh veggies, soups and in salads.

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Sorrel November 4, 2016
Reviewer: Karin Hoxworth from Centralia, IL United States  
Can't believe I found this. Wonderful for my special " German " frankfurter grüner Soße"    Thank you
Great packaged just in time for planting

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Sorrel October 6, 2016
Reviewer: Kathy McClellan from Valliant, OK United States  
Plant arrived in good condition & is doing quite well.

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Wonderful Plants Beautifully Packed November 11, 2015
Reviewer: Rega Wood from Bloomington, IN, 47401  
These plants arrived a bit later than I had hoped.  But they were perfectly packed with plenty of room and adequate provision for hydration.  In all my decades ordering things online I have never seen a better packing job.  The plants went right into the ground and are doing well.  I've even had enough leaves for my favorite cream sorrel sauce.  Alas, however, the bunnies have developed a taste for sorrel.  Didn't use to happen with its recently deceased predecessor.  Perhaps the taste has improved, at least from a rabbit's point of view.

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