Rosella-"Hibiscus sabdariffa"-EDIBLE-25 seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 25-35C (In Spring, after frosts have finished).
Position: Full sun, moist soil.
Sowing: 10mm deep. 45cm apart. Cover very lightly with soil. Warm, shaded or semi-shaded position while sprouting.
Preparation: Soaking seed overnight in cold water may help germination
Care: Frost tender. Pick fruit when it's ripe. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to powdery mildew.
Sprouting: 10-28 days.
Harvest: 180-200 days
West African bush. Also known as "Roselle" and "Jamaica Sorrel". Attractive annual shrub with red stems, red/green leaves and producing yellow flowers followed by red fleshy fruit. Best suited to warm climates as the plants need at least 6 months frost-free to produce fruit.
The fruit can be eaten fresh but is most commonly used to make jam, tea and other beverages. It also has medicinal uses. Young leaves are used raw or cooked in stir-fries, salads, and as a pot herb. This variety has a broad leaf which is popular in Thai cooking.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.
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