Contents: Approximately 20 seeds, .6 g.
Days to Maturity: 90-100 days
Beautiful 3-5 ft. plants with red stems and leaf veins. The bright red calyxes can be used to make “zingy” tea, sauce, syrup, or jam, or candied whole for an unusual treat. For strongly flavored teas, simmer for 10-20 minutes. Roselle was called “Florida cranberry” in the 1890s. The flowers and young leaves are edible and have a citrus tang. The stir-fried greens are much used in Burmese cooking! Space plants 3-6 ft. apart – the wider the spacing, the more calyxes will ripen. The only variety in several trials to begin flowering by mid-summer here in Virginia.
Southern Exposure focuses on offering heirloom varieties that are particularly well suited to growing in the Southeast. They work with a number of small farms in order to provide only Certified Organic and Non-GMO seeds.