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Sorrel – Physical Characteristics

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS PLANTSize:  French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – 12-36 inches tall and 12 inches wide Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) – 6 inches tall and indefinitely wide Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – 12 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide Roots: Deep and fibrous, some species have a taproot; Sheep Sorrel (Rumex …

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Sorrel – Designing with this plan

DESIGNING WITH THIS PLANTUSDA Hardiness Zone: French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – Zone 3-9 Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) – Zone 1-9  Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – Zone 3-9 AHS Heat Zone:  French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – Zone 6-1  Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella): 10-1  Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – Zone 6-1 Chill Requirement: No reliable …

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Sorrel – Using this plant

USING THIS PLANTPrimary Uses: Edible Leaves – unique fruity, sour (lemony) taste. Can be used raw (salads, on sandwiches, etc.) or cooked like spinach (soups, sauces, stews, pastries, spanakopita, quiches, etc.). The leaves may even be boiled to impart a lemony flavor to the water which is cooled and sweetened and …

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Sorrel – History

History:There are over 200 species in the Rumex genus. Where these plants were not native, they were introduced on purpose or on accident, and they can now be found the world over. Only a few species of Sorrel have had much interest by plant breeders, so the wild plants are what we …

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Permaculture Plants: Sorrel

A patch of wild Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)    Common Name: SorrelScientific Name: Rumex speciesFamily: Polygonaceae (the Buckwheat or Smartweed family) It is easy to see why Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is also called Red Sorrel   Common Species: French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)  Sheep’s, Red, or Field Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Monk’s Rhubarb (Rumex alpinus) Herb Patience (Rumex …

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Questions from Readers: Help with my Forest Garden planQuestions from Readers: Help with my Forest Garden planQuestions from Readers: Help with my Forest Garden plan

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a native to southeastern North America. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Asimina_triloba3.jpg We have an existing “forest” area on our property that I was planning on turning into an Edible Forest Garden centered around guilds of Paw Paw trees. I am located in northern Alabama, in zone 7, and the area …

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Asian Pears – Growing conditions for this plant

GROWING CONDITIONS FOR THIS PLANTLight: Prefers full sunShade: Tolerates very little shade… shade is best avoided with pearsMoisture: Medium soil moisture preferredpH: most species prefer fairly neutral soil (6.0-7.5), but many can tolerate a bit wider pH rangesSpecial Considerations for Growing: Pears to not tolerate juglone (natural growth inhibitor produced by Black Walnut and …

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Asian Pears- Physical Characteristics of this plant

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS PLANTSize: Chinese Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia): 25-30 feet (7.5-9 meters) tall and 20-25 feet (6-7.5 meters) wide Siberian Pear (Pyrus ussuriensis): 30-50 feet (9-15 meters) tall and 25-30 feet (7.5-9 meters) wide Chinese White Pear (Pyrus x bretschneideris): 20-25 feet (6-7.5 meters) tall and 10-20 feet (3-6 meters) wide Roots: FibrousGrowth …

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Asian Pears- Designing with this plant

DESIGNING WITH THIS PLANTUSDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4-9, but really depends on the species and varietyAHS Heat Zone: Zone 9-3, but really depends on the species and varietyChill Requirement: 300-750 chilling hours/units depening on the varietyPlant Type: Small to Medium-sized Tree depending on the root stockLeaf Type: DeciduousForest Garden Use: Canopy Layer, Sub-Canopy (Understory) LayerCultivars/Varieties: Many varieties …

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Asian Pears – Using the Plant

USING THIS PLANTPrimary Uses: Fresh eating – Asian Pears are more similar to an Apple in texture and a cross between an Apple and European Pear in flavor. Eat when fully ripe or it will be dry and hard. Great in salads. Cooking – Asian Pears have a high water content, so …

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