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Thai Red Roselle (15 seeds) (RS101) $3.00
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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: 18
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DebbieinSedona
Location:
Sedona, AZ
Date:
January 23, 2014
          5.0
 
Amazing and Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? TASTE

What are the cons? Can't say.

Review:

First time growing last year. I put them in 5 gallon pots to see what would happen. Plants are pretty. Just as previous reviewers mentioned... the plants flopped over when they reached about 3 feet tall. Started them last winter in a cool greenhouse then brought them outside to the garden in May. They didn't flower until fall so I brought them back into the greenhouse when temps got colder. Unfortunately they were attacked by spider mites and I didn't want to use them for tea or anything. But.... we all enjoyed the young leaves of these plants all summer. Add them to a salad. They have a wonderful, fresh citrusy taste that is superb in a salad. I received more compliments then I can count. And to think.. I was trying to simply make hibiscus tea for one of my tenants who has high blood pressure! I saved the seeds which aren't germinating yet.... so I still have a lot to learn. Enjoy!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By DebbieinSedona 23 Jan 2014

13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Islandmama
Location:
Sunrise, FL
Date:
January 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Suggested uses
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Love, love, love this

What are the cons? none

Review:

So glad to find this seed!!! Thank you Baker Creek!! This is a Christmas time fruit in the Caribbean, we call it sorrel. It can be boiled alone or with cloves, cinnamon and mace to make a drink. It can be made into jam or a savoury sauce for turkey. Tradition says we cut around the base of the fruit and take out the seed pods and that little bit of the fruit since they are covered in tiny hairs that can scratch your throat and they ruin whatever you're cooking if you don't.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Islandmama 10 Jan 2014

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bonnie
Location:
Tulsa, OK
Date:
January 5, 2014
          5.0
 
abundant calyces delicious tea
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful seed pods

What are the cons? waiting to see if it is hardy

Review:

This was easy to grow from seed, I potted up one and transplanted one to the west side of my porch. Both grew to about 4 feet then flopped over in a lovely draping shape when covered with burgundy seed pods. The plants I neglected in the original tiny pots were given to a friend and recovered to grow into beautiful plants. The flowers are pretty but barely noticeable once the stems are covered with burgundy seed pods. I dried the calyces and used them for tea. I will tuck them in wherever I can this year so I will have enough tea to last all winter. Hope it is hardy here in 6b next to a rock wall, fingers crossed! It is easy enough to grow as an annual.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Bonnie 5 Jan 2014

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mary
Location:
Lehigh Acres, FL
Date:
November 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Thai Roselle
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grew huge and beutiful

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought it at a flea market. Was told it was a Florida cranberry. I need recipes. am very excited with all the usea

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Mary 26 Nov 2013

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DayB
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK
Date:
October 6, 2013
          2.0
 
Never bloomed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? nice vigorous plants

What are the cons? Didn't bloom

Review:

They grew fast from seeds, a few I even direct sown in the ground. They grew tall and healthy but never bloomed. Oh well, I tried.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By DayB 6 Oct 2013

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