Mr Fothergill’s 10597 Vegetable Seeds, Sorrel Red Veined


  • Easy to grow, with an almost lemony sharp flavour
  • Very attractive leaves can be grown in containers
  • 1 or 2 leaves finely chopped add ‘zing’ to salads
  • Great for outdoor sowing
  • Suitable for contained gardens

Buy now

SKU: B00FQD0PMEV Categories: , Tags: , ,


Product Description

Salad leaves sorrel red veined seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Add flavour to salads and soups. Very attractive and colourful salad leaves with a sharp almost lemony zing. Its vividly coloured leaves make it an attractive choice for mixed patio containers. Traditionally used to flavour thick soups, stuffing and sauces.

Useful Information: Veg Explorer – varieties from around the world; Easy to grow variety; Suitable for contained gardens; Salad bar

Sow and grow: Outdoors: sow thinly March-September, where they are to crop, 2.5 cm (1-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30 cm (1-feet) between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Water well and ensure soil remains moist to prevent plants running to seed. Harvest: May-October. Harvest unthinned as baby leaves. Take a few from each plant, allowing them to regrow for two or three more pickings. Or thin to 15 cm (6-inch) apart to produce mature leaves.

Hints and tips: Use leaves sparingly in salads. Traditionally, they are also added as flavouring in thick soups and used to make a sharp sauce.

Care and Cultivation: Regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply.

Box Contains

1x 100 Seeds Pack

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 7.4 × 0.6 cm
Part number


Package Dimensions

‎15.2 x 7.4 x 0.6 cm; 10 Grams

Item model number






Item Package Quantity


Number of Pieces


Batteries included?


Batteries Required?


Item Weight

‎10 g



Date First Available

20 Sept. 2013


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


  1. blank

    Anon E’mouse

    More than half the seeds I sowed have germinated after being sown in the greenhouse and watered regularly, and they are now ready to pot on, with a hint of red already on the leaves.

  2. blank


    Very slow start but once established, it has been regularly harvested. I keep one inside the house as it is so pretty. I cooked it together with the green one for a sorrel dhal, so instead of green it become red, and even more sour, its not for everyone’s taste but I love sorrel dhal. Hoping each plant will last the next 5 years as promised, this was our first summer having it.

  3. blank


    Planted them into some cheap potting soil and now I have lots of sorrel.

  4. blank


    I am trying to grow more perennial vegetables in my garden, and these red veined sorred seeds are great for that. Sorrel is very versatile in the kitchen, you can use them in salad, soup or stir fry. I use them in any dish where I would use lemon as it tastes quite lemony. Most seeds germinated so I am very happy with these seeds.

  5. blank


    I did try my best by these wee seeds but unfortunately nothing came of them.

  6. blank


    Hardly any seeds in the packet, very disappointed.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Go to Top