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Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Sow in garden, or start in seed trays. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 55 inches apart
  • Harvest in 21-25 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Feverfew, Coriander, Nasturtium and Hyssop

Your comments and tips

13 Apr 17, Gwendolyn T (USA - Zone 4b climate)
I've started my seeds in a pot..can you tell me about how long until they sprout
14 Apr 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From my research Rosella takes 8-10 days to germinate and, as it is sub-tropical, needs warm soil.
01 Apr 17, Donna Purcell (Australia - temperate climate)
I have five bushes.Two are growing well and have produced fruit but not enough for jam.Does anyone know if picked fruit stores well in a fridge until there is enough? And does picking fruit encourage more fruit to grow?
13 Apr 17, Dave (Australia - temperate climate)
You can freeze them till you have enough from next picking
03 Apr 17, Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
I haven't done it but I have heard of others that have.
11 Mar 17, Kerry (Australia - temperate climate)
I am growing Rosella in my aquaponics it is doing really well 600mms high 2 of them but I don't know how it will go through winter any guesses?
11 Mar 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Rosella is an annual plant. You could save some seed for next season. All the best.
22 Mar 17, kerry (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the best way to collect seeds
08 Mar 17, Steve (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Im looking to grow a large crop of rosellas . the land Im looking at is next to the Houghton river NQ & it floods from time to time. How do you think they go ? some plants recover , this area drains quickly but great soil & 100 megs of allocation .
09 Mar 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Your question is beyond the scope of this site. I have contacted the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and they said for you to get in touch with Sarah Lempus on (07) 4797 9725 or Sue Heisswolf on (07) 4797 9744. They are based in Bowen and should be able to help you. All the best with your venture.
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