(Hibiscus sabdariffa) Highly productive strain, great for Deep South growers. Louise Divine and Herman Holley of Turkey Hill Farm in Tallahassee, Florida have grown many different roselles, and say that this Caribbean strain is the best for them, bearing loads of large red calyxes from September through November. We suspect that this is a daylength sensitive variety and less likely to produce as much further north – we’ll be trialing this one summer 2019 in Virginia to see!

Growing instructions: Frost-tender perennial. Germination: 75-85°F, 7-14 days. Transplant after last frost. Full sun. 3-5 ft. tall. Space plants 3-6 ft. apart -- the wider the spacing, the more calyxes will ripen.

Read more about the health benefits of roselle in this Mother Earth News article.
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For growing instructions, see the end of each variety description.