50 seeds, Net Wt .04g
Young leaves are eaten raw or blanched. Tastes like spinach or chard. Older leaves can be stir-fried. Beautiful red-veined leaves, add color to your salad. Has been used to treat skin cancer and astringent for bleeding. Good mineral accumulator for your garden soil. Also known as Bloody Sorrel, Red Sorrel, Red Veined Sorrel and Bloodwort.
Member of the Sorrel family. Native to Mediterranean and Africa. Delicious bloody dock recipes.
How to grow bloody dock from seed
Direct seed in the fall or before last frost. Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost after cold stratifying for 12 weeks, transplant out after last frost. Does not seem to self seed and spread as yellow dock does. Divide after three years. See our wiki 'How to Germinate Your Seeds' about cold stratifying. Soil pH 5.8-6.8. Hardiness zones 4-9.
Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 28,300 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 2-3 years.
Planting Depth 1/4-1/2"
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-70˚F stratify
Days to Germ. 14-21
Plant Spacing 12-18"
Row Spacing 24-30"
Days To Maturity 55
Moist Well Drained