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Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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10 Jan 10 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I got my last years rosella plants at Bunnings and they were very different to usual. They commenced fruiting when only centimetres high and never did have a flower first. They were very poor for months and just as the weather started to get colder they had a lot more fruit. I checked with Bunnings suppliers about the plants and was told they got the seeds from Melbourne. I did not think these plants would ever grow down south so I am wondering if maybe the plants were the result of someone trying to produce rosellas for a cooler climate. Never did find out what the problem was with my plants.
18 Apr 19 rhondda basaglia (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do Bunnings in Townsville,queensland have rosella plants suitable to grow in the tropics
27 Feb 15 Luigi Pameijer (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted my 12 Rosella seedlings that I got from Bunnings in Late October 2014. in January I harvested the first crop and made some very tasty jams. I then made a second harvest (a little more that half the first) Yes you guessed it jammed that too. They are still growing and delivering though less and less each time. They are getting regular watering either from the rain or irrigation.
07 Oct 19 Trevor Manly (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I was living in an area of B.C. CANADA where winter temperatures got down below minus 35 degrees. Sometimes I could start my Rosellas indoors in big pots in April and by May long weekend could move them outside into a sunny spot. By end of August I could harvest enough fruit for several pots of jam and a few left over for next years seeds. If you're careful one could grow all sorts of them in southern Australia as it is a heck of a lot colder in Canada and the jam is great...you can eat the leaves and stalks if you're into that. It is colder there for sure but sunup is before 4am and sundown is after 10 pm so that extra sunlight helps
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