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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: 52
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nova
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
March 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Exotic and fun
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful/Exotic

What are the cons? Needed to be staked

Review:

Super fun plant to grow. Infused the caylex in vodka for cocktails.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brennewoman
Location:
Belleville, IL, United States
Date:
February 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Multipurpose
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? It makes a great pot plant

What are the cons? Takes too long to produce here

Review:

For this area, I prefer to grow these in large pots as ornamentals which I bring indoors for a year round harvest of flowers, as long as they are kept watered and fed. I like to let them grow up straight and tall in one shoot, then start trimming them off to use the straight shoots for fiber. It forms a tree like formation when I do it right, or a vigorous shrub when I don't. Keeping it trimmed back constantly also forces it to constantly produce new growth and flowers and calyxes, which I harvest for tea. I like having them as potted plants which keep me in a steady small supply of hibiscus for tea and jam. In my garden, they got HUGE! Almost treelike...but barely had time to produce any calyxes before the freeze killed them. Took a freeze though...they were still toughing it out with the first frosts.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Skeeter
Location:
C.D.E., Paraguay
Date:
February 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Fruit Crop...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Grows like Cotton

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a very delicious and interesting crop to grow, We have found it should be planted as early as cotton and okra so as to start having flowers by midsummer..(I start mine in say early March.. outdoors ). you don't have to wait for the pods to mature to use the 'fruit' , just like okra.. you only have to wait maybe a week... of course, if you wait til they are big, you get more crop all at once =)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Txtomato
Location:
Belton, TX, United States
Date:
December 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Makes great jelly.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant. Edible

What are the cons? Does take a long time to matur

Review:

Easy to grow. Started indoors. Only a couple of plants made it past the transplant, chickens, and pests. Many blooms. Harvested enough calyxe to make 12 jars of jelly. Great flavor. Planting more next spring so that I can make jelly and dry some for tea.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bee0000
Location:
SPRINGFIELD, LA, United States
Date:
December 26, 2016
          5.0
 
Barbara
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Love

What are the cons? Needs early planting

Review:

I grew this the last spring.Need to start early as it takes five months to start blooming.I am in zone 8a.Be sure to save a few pods at the beginning because it has to dry and crack to be ready and it takes awhile to dry.I love the beauty of this plant.IT GETS BIG.The tea is amazing and I am hoping my seeds will produce me some plants this year.It was my favorite of all plants.It is my favorite tea.No drawbacks here,I want this plant in my garden every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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