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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: 21
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

90.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melissa
Location:
Bellflower, IL
Date:
November 19, 2014
          4.0
 
lovely plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? very pretty plant

What are the cons? too far north for flowers

Review:

This plant has grown very easily for me. Unfortunately, we are too far north (central IL) and it has not been hot enough the past two summers for it to flower. The plant itself is beautiful and very hardy, so I will keep trying every year. I have started it from seed indoors in March. Maybe I'll start it earlier next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrea
Location:
Teague, TX
Date:
October 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Beautiful Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful colored plant

What are the cons? No flowers for me

Review:

Started one seed indoors in December as I wanted to grow an unusual plant. This plant was about 9 feet tall until my supports failed and severe wind broke the top off. Still it started growing again. Unfortunately, there are not flowers. But it is a beautiful plant. I will be growing more next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maria
Location:
San Antonio, TX
Date:
July 24, 2014
          5.0
 
Great product
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great as a refreshing drink

What are the cons? None

Review:

I use the flowers to make a tea. Sweeten with sugar and make is concentrated. About 2 handfuls will make about 8 cups of tea. Dilute with Cold Sparkly Water and you had a great Summer Non-alcoholic drink. This drink is also a diuretic, but check with physician before you use this instead of medication. Always sweeten after you tea made and not while you boil or microwave.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 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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18 out of 20 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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