Native Rosella Display showing Flowers and foliage in Toonumbar NSW Australia
Close up of a bountiful harvest of the Native Rosella
Rosella shrub Kyogle
The very popular Rosella Jam
Rosella flower which if you look closely is the yellow form from Toonumbar NSW Australia
Leaf of the Rosella
Rosella For Sale (Size: Medium) (Grown from Seed)
Rosella For Sale (Size: Small) (Grown from Seed)
$14.75 ($4.90-$14.75 choose a size)
Specifications of Rosella
Preferred Climate Tropical, Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA
Suitability in Pots Yes
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May
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Customer Tips & Reviews Rosella
In the tropics plant about october and harvest from May onwards. I grow the ordinary rosella, the black rosella which is a deep magenta colour and a realy good size and the super rosella which is also extra large here in Townsville.
Lithia Springs, GA
In the Caribbean we call it Sorrell. And we make a drink with it. Now that I'm in the U.S I get it dried in the market and make drinks throughout the year.
BUNGALOW, QLD, Australia
Great Jam. This Rosella plant got so big it over grew where my Daleys Grafted Kohala Longan tree is planted so had to hack it back, still got lots of fruit. I place the seeds in a pot and just cover with water, bring to boil for 30 minutes. Then strain...
MOUNT GRAVATT , QLD, Australia
It is a beautiful looking little shrub. I can feed the leaves to my bunnies and I can't wait to make jam out of the 'fruits'. It is also great for a seed saver!
lakemba, nsw, Australia
Im not sure if it is the one from indian shopI loved it as a kid and want to grow them
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Picking,preparing and making jam
Pick when fruit is quiet large(no small ones).To prepare fruit.Get a tube 6inch long with a 1/2 dia tube litely grind end to sharpen place tube over stem end of fruit twist and push the seed will come out with the tube and you can put the flesh in pot
Cooking jam i do not use pectin.I put the seeds in a pot cover with water and slow boil strain and use fluid to boil flesh combine fruit cup for cup with sugar
Bardon, Qld, Australia
I bought 3 plants that all had fruit about a month ago, but I wasn't sure when to pick them so they went bad. The the tips got covered in aphids. Then after one very cold night all three plants suddenly died (frost in Brisbane?). I can see a few shots ...
Makes a great curry especially with pork.unfortunately have not had some in a while. does anyone know where i can get some.
Home made Rosella jam is unbeatable, easy to make as well.