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Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle)

Posted by drippy 7bAL (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 27, 11 at 11:11

Anyone ever successfully save seeds from this plant? If so, how do you do it? Last year, I let the pods stay on the plant, but they molded. This year, I have harvested a number of the calyces for tea that have fairly large seed pods in them, which I separated from each calyx. The seeds in them are still green - will they mature if left to dry?

We are due to get freezing night temps in the next couple of days, which will kill the mother plant, so what is left on it will probably not mature.

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle), no answer

Since no one seems to have an answer to this, I'm moving it down.

RE: Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle)

My only answer is that it is a tropical plant and just doesn't have time in zone 7 to complete it's cycle. I'm glad you're getting calyxs tho, it's not a waste of space.

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