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Blood Sorrel [Rumex sanguineus]

Blood Sorrel [Rumex sanguineus]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The blood sorrel is a perennial, ancient wild and medicinal plant from the Mediterranean climate. Today the special hardy plant can be found wild in Western and Central Europe in warm, moist deciduous forests with acidic soil. This type of sorrel has pointed-oval, smooth and green leaves with blood-red veins. The taste is very pleasantly mild and, in contrast to sorrel, only slightly sour leaves form. Like many other dock species, the blood dock can be eaten raw and sprouts again every year from a long, deep root. Due to the many healthy ingredients, this type is suitable for covering the vitamin supply, for blood purification treatments and many other areas of application.

General information
Plant family: Polygonaceae
Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 80 days
Plant hight approx: 25 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -20°C
Location: Semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly acidic, humus

pH value: 5 to 6

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 12-18°C
Germination time: 4-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 25x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Chives, Rosemary, Lavender, Fennel, Valerian
Unfavorable mix culture: Tarragon

Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from January to March.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from March to April.

For a long harvest period, only harvest 1/4 of the leaves from the outside in, being careful not to damage the heart to keep growth stable. For sorrel, we recommend direct sowing in rows.
The variety prefers a sunny to partially shaded location with moist, humus-rich and slightly acidic soil.

Extra tips
The pond bank is ideal due to the permanent soil moisture and is the first choice when looking for a location for sorrel. Keeping it in a pot is possible and prevents it from spreading. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds or through root division.

Plant care
The bed in which the wild vegetables grow should never dry out completely; regular watering is necessary to keep the growth of the plants stable. To harvest the leaves, we recommend cutting them back three times a year, leaving the inner leaves standing. To rejuvenate the perennial, it should be divided every four years in spring or autumn. Fertilization with plant manure promotes new growth. A loosened and prepared soil is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 30 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Rumex sanguineus
English names: Blood sorrel, Blood dock
German names: Blutampfer
Portuguese names: Alazão de sangue
Spanish names: Acedera de sangre
French names: Oseille de sang

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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