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Thai Red Roselle

         
 
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(Hibiscus sabdariffa) A valuable plant for making cranberry-flavored bright red beverages, jelly, pie and tea. Much grown in Asia and the mid-east as the flavor is wonderful. A tasty sauce can be made by boiling and sweetening the fleshy calyxes; the leaves are also used to make a drink. The entire plant of this Hibiscus is red and very beautiful. Start early, unless you live in the far-south. Citrus-flavored flowers are delicious on frozen deserts. This plant has too many uses to name here. Collected in Thailand.
 
Thai Red Roselle
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 47
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

87.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie D
Location:
Klamath Falls, OR, United States
Date:
November 25, 2016
          3.0
 
So far so good
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate, easy keeper

What are the cons? Low yield

Review:

Our growing season is only 50 days so I grew these indoors in a sunny window all summer. It is november and I have a 2 buds per plant, and potentially a few more coming (which makes me really appreciate the tea in stores). The leaves look nothing like those in the picture. They get REALY tall so they need a big window space or drop them below the window sill to accommodate. Now that I have grown it, I was hoping for more information on harvesting (when?, dry or use fresh?). They are pretty easy keepers indoors and they have been pretty forgiving when I forgot them. These really are better in a tropical climate but it was fun to try them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Renee Perry
Location:
Pensacola, FL, United States
Date:
October 14, 2016
          3.0
 
Not as good as other Roselles
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Care-free

What are the cons? Late Blooming. too green

Review:

I have grown Thai Roselle from other sources many times with great success. Usually they bloom here around mid-August and are in fact known to be less day-length sensitive than other roselle varieties. I was very surprised and disappointed to find that these seeds produced plants that did not start flowering until early October. Also, the calyces have a lot of green on them. It becomes more cranberry colored as they mature, but their still remains some green. Other Thai roselles and other varieties I have tried are all a deep and complete version of cranberry or magenta. The conditions are the same as every other time I have grown them. In fact, they are growing next to Thai roselle seeds that I saved from my garden - those are growing and producing as expected and have a beautiful color. My friend independently from me also purchased the Baker Creek version of this variety and is having the same late results with disappointing color. I wonder if the seed got crossed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
salomaobruno
Location:
Campinas, So Paulo, Brazil
Date:
October 3, 2016
          5.0
 
You should read this
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious and pretty

What are the cons? Not at all

Review:

I'm a Brazilian chef, and I grew up I Brazil's northeast state named Maranh?o. Roselle is the most symbolic plant of our couture, that came from Africa, and is knowed here as VINAGREIRA. This name came of vinegar plant, because the leafs are a little acid taste, and we use that part of the plant, not only the fruits and flowers (yes, flowers are edible too!). We make two dishes that are amazing! Arroz de cux? (roselle leafs rice) and cux? (roselle leafs paste). You DEFINITELY should use the leafs on salads or as a pre-meal appetite boost, because it's makes salivate and hungry. It's just amazing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
VaVaVaVa
Location:
Norfolk, VA, United States
Date:
June 16, 2016
          4.0
 
Grows very fast
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to sprout

What are the cons? Didn't get any flowers :(

Review:

Really easy to sprout. I planted too many thinking some might not grow, but I ended up with more plants than I knew what to do with. I suggest a very large pot if you are going to try and grow them on a patio. Had a hard time keeping up with their growth, they grow quickly, but probably need to be outside. I didn't get any flowers but the greenery is very pretty, I started them on a shelf facing an eastern window and they took over, seems like they like the early day sunshine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LostAcreFarm
Location:
Bel Air, MD, United States
Date:
June 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful bloom elusive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant

What are the cons? Elusive blooms

Review:

This is my third year trying Roselle. First year, plants grew beautifully and loaded with buds by September but frost hit before any of them bloomed. Second year I grew 2 in large pots so I could move them into greenhouse in the fall but they failed in the pots (gradually deteriorated and finally died). This year I planted the seeds in quart pots Feb 25, kept in the greenhouse and didn't transplant to garden until late May due to a very rainy May in our area (Maryland). Plants were almost 3 feet tall at transplanting and had many buds which surprised me due to previous years' experiences and comments from other reviewers that the plants need short days to initiate bloom. Perhaps the gloomy sunless days of May and the heat in the greenhouse forced an early bloom?? First flower bloomed June 4, so I will finally get to try those calyxes everyone raves about!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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