These unique, deep red, long stemmed sprays of Sorrel blossoms make a stunning centerpiece in the vase, and can be used to make Sorrel drink also! Many people have tasted Sorrel, but not many have seen the beauty of this Caribbean wonder on the plant. This particular variety was bred on St Croix at UVI, so it's a Crucian original! Each bouquet contains enough blossoms to make approximately 2-3qts Sorrel tea.
Tips to make your bouquets last longer. Change the water in your vase every 2 days, and clip the bottom 1-2 inches from the stems when you change the water. Use this easy recipe for homemade flower food to give your blooms maximum vase life.
Homemade Flower Food
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon bleach (not recommended if you will be eating your sorrel)
- 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
- 1 quart lukewarm water
For a mini science lesson, carbs like sugar feed the plant, bleach fights bacteria, and the acidic citrus adjusts the pH. As for the water temperature, experts recommend always using lukewarm water to help the stems drink faster.