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Red Roselle (15 seeds) (RS101) $3.00

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Red Roselle

         
 
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A super plant for making cranberry-flavored bright red beverages, jelly, pie, and tea. Much is grown in Asia, tropical America and the Mideast, 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 plant is red and very beautiful. Start very early indoors, unless you live in the far South. Citrus-flavored flowers are delicious on frozen desserts. This plant has too many uses to name here.
 
Red Roselle
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 64
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

84.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmer Josh
Location:
Lawrence, KS, United States
Date:
January 19, 2019
          5.0
 
Great plant
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Attractive, good flavor,

What are the cons? longggggg growing season!

Review:

I have grown these for the last 2 years in zone 6b. They need a really long growing season to bloom in the fall, so Start them early indoors using soaking/snipping methods and a heat mat to promote germination. Plant them out when its warm. These aren't the "Dinner plate" sized flowers. Like others have said its very similar to okra. The leaves are very tasty and the whole plant is very attractive. the only downside is in Kansas warm weather doesn't last long enough to get viable seed from this plant to save. I keep trying though. High tunnels may help next year. This plant is great for making tea with!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tna
Location:
Sheffield, AL, United States
Date:
January 13, 2019
          5.0
 
will be a staple in my garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, prolific

What are the cons? None! except the ants love it

Review:

I love everything about this plant! since it grows like okra, I planted it near the okra. It grew quickly, and started flowering, and within no time I was plucking the calyxes off and drying them. They will forever be a staple in my garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sunshine
Location:
Kissimmee, FL, United States
Date:
October 25, 2018
          2.0
 
Not Sorrell
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Not the Sorrell I was hoping

Review:

Did not get the Red sorrell I was hoping to get.Usually they are cranberry red and calyxes form shortly after flowering then later the calyxes will open...not these .They were not very red in color. Very dissatisfied

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SB
Location:
Athens, GA, United States
Date:
October 22, 2018
          4.0
 
Roselle response to reviewer
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fun plant.

What are the cons? Not as easy to grow indoors

Review:

A Roselle reviewer wrote: "Huge bush, all leaves, no flowers. Fertilized with bloom booster, something like 5-34-22. 9 months old. You need to research these and get one that's not so day length sensitive." Several years ago we grew Roselle and, utilizing either fish emulsion/liquid seaweed or an organic granular fertilizer, we did not notice a paucity of blooms. As we will be starting some Roselle for folks on request in spring 2019, we were looking around on the internet and noticed that one site said the following: "Hidden Valley Hibiscus recommends a 17N - 5P - 24K fertilizer. The most critical aspect of the fertilizer is that the phosphorus content is low. Too much phosphorus can sicken a hibiscus in a matter of a couple weeks." Maybe the person using the 5-34-22 was simply adding too much phosphorus!?!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RJC
Location:
Raytown, MO, United States
Date:
October 16, 2018
          1.0
 
All leaves no flowers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? The leaves are edible but not

What are the cons? No flowers, no calyces

Review:

Huge bush, all leaves, no flowers. Fertilized with bloom booster, something like 5-34-22. 9 months old. You need to research these and get one that's not so day length sensitive.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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