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Blood Sorrel [rumex sanguineus]

Blood Sorrel [rumex sanguineus]

Regular price €2,50 EUR
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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 = €4.50
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 = €8.50
Pa 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 = €7
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 wild plant and originally occurs in western and central Europe in moist deciduous forests. It has conspicuous blood-red veins in the leaves. It grows best in partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil. Cut back the bud sites later so the plant doesn't put all of its energy into the seeds. If the sorrel is pruned regularly, it can be harvested all year round.
Like many other dock species, blood dock can also be eaten raw.
The perennial plant sprout every year from a long and deep root. In contrast to the closely related sorrel, the blood sorrel hardly tastes sour, but has a much milder taste.
The bank of the pond is ideally suited due to the soil moisture and is the first choice when looking for a location for the sorrel.

General information
Plant family: Polygonaceae
Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 80 days
Plant hight approx: 25 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: until -20°C
Location: Shady until semi shady
Soil: Nutritious, humic, slightly acidic and moist

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 10-18°C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 25x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Chives, rosemary, lavender, fennel, valerian
Unfavorable mix culture: 

Planting information

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


Potent germination capacity: 30 years

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  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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