Red Sorrel is ready to harvest when the leaves reach about 4 inches long. It is a cut-and-come-again plant and will give you a steady supply of young tender leaves. Simply harvest the outer leaves first, leaving at least one-third of the plant to continue growing. Once the plant bolts (or flowers), the leaves will turn bitter. To delay this, remove flowers and buds as soon as they appear. We suggest checking the roots monthly and trimming any that are brown or extending past the yPod. In high temperatures, Red Sorrel tends to bolt quickly, as such, try to keep it around room temperature for best results. Pollination is not required or recommended.
If more than 3 plants sprout, it’s best to thin to no more than 3 for optimal results.