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  Sorrel (Rumex acetosa, R. acetosella, R. scutatus )
Market Products:   (leaf);   (leaf);     Market size: 400 hectares (world), 140 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices stable, volume stable
Culture Seed density: S. acetosa 1000; S. acetosella 2,200, S. scutatus 700 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun or partial shade   Soil: cool, moist, acidic   Crop duration: 2-3 years
    Sowing rate: S. acetosa 3kg/ha (direct), 0.5kg/ha; S. acetosella 2kg/ha (direct), 0.3kg/ha (indirect); S. scutatus 5kg/ha (direct), 1kg/ha (indirect).   Planting: sow direct in spring. Or, sow in plugs 6-8 weeks before field planting. Flowering stocks should be removed in S. acetosa, or use non-flowering variety 'Profusion'.   Field spacing: 30-90cm between rows x 30cm within rows.   Yield: no data (years 1-3).   Pests: unidentified insect puncturing leaves in R. acetosa, slugs   Diseases: leaf spot, puccinia rust, aster yellows.   Buyers want: no data.  
  Sowing rate: S. acetosa 5g/1000plants; S. acetosella 2g/1000plants; S. scutatus 7g/1000plants.   Planting: sow direct in pots 10 weeks before sale. Or, sow in plugs 10-12 weeks before sale.   Seeds to finished plugs: 6-8weeks.   Plugs to saleable plants: 2-4 weeks.   Pests: whitefly, aphid, slugs   Diseases: few problems.  
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