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tanja starts with ...
I grow Rosella and have 5 bushes. There are about 1 Year old. I had one good harvest. The second harvest I found that inside the Calyx was little insects I believed there where some thought of lice. I sprayed them with some Vinegar water since that helped many times before. But now the whole Rosella fruit falls of when I only came close it.
What is it precisely what they want and how many years will I have them bushes.
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tanja says...
Dear bob, thanks for your tip.But guess what I sprayed my Rosella Bushes with Vineger Water and after that they startet growing again normaly and the bugs or whatever it was disapeared.I have found that vineger water is very usefull with many plants.regards tanja
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Jenni says...
Interested to know what ratio of vinegar and water you are using please?
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Leona says...
Hi, what do you do with Rosella bushes...do you eat the flowers and if so, do you eat them on their own or in a particular dish? Just curious. Thanks in advance.
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Sunita says...
We south indians ..from Fiji and we make use of the leaves for chutney...cooked with eggplants salt and chilly.Fruit we make jam and chutney.It goes well with rice and roti and bread.
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Les Koffal says...
All my rosella buds are going yellow and falling off. This is happening at about the size of a large pea. The bushes are about one meter high. I am thinking some thing is deficient. Any suggestions?
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Sunita says...
The bushes can be cut down or trimmed and it will grow for ever.It will spread out more.Try to spray with some fresh lemon water.
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Sunita says...
Hey Leona...the leaves are cooked with salt garlic chillies for a chutney.You can make chutney out of the red fruit and also jam...yummm.I got recipes if you want.
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Sunita says...
I am not sure Les...I live in Melbourne and I have just planted some but am very sceptical regarding it's growth ..winter coming and all.
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Sunita says...
Rosella ...we call it khatta bhaji(sour spinach)and we love it.It's like a delicacy as we do not readily get it in Melbourne.It is very expensive to buy in the Indian shops.It goes well with Dhal and rice.
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Jenni says...
Hi, what recipes do you have for Rosella fruit please?
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Anonymous says...
Recipes for Rosella jam and chutney.
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Sunita says...
Recipes for jam and chutney...will give you later.Iam in school..a bit busy with a class.
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Kishore says...
Is sour greens/sorrel greens grown in Australia? If so, does anybody know where can I buy the seeds/plans?

Details of the plant are

Botanical name: Hibiscus cannabinus belongs to Roselle family.
sorrel greens/ sour greens

It's used extensively in south-indian cuisine and key feature is its leaves taste lemoney and tangy.

It gives delicious flavour to meat (Lamb/goat) , Lentils or even tastes great, just as a pickle.

I have added pictures how it looks. (These are pictures taken of the plant in India)

I would love if someone can find me any seeds.


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nugroho says...
please open www.rosellaku182.blogspot.com
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John says...
Eden seeds.
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Arief says...
Kami menjual dan menyediakan Tanaman Herbal Bunga Rosella Kering sbg bahan baku Teh merah dengan kwalitas SUPER, kelopak utuh, kadar air 2%, warna bagus dan aroma wangi khas Rosella. Mumpung kami baru panen dan harga kami discount gila-gila-an. Silahkan hub +6281805086394 segera, agar anda dapatkan barang baru yang supwer murah dengan kwalitas Export. Buktikan dan kami tunggu di no hp kami 081805086394.
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Ellen says...
Heck,,,LOL

Would someone please translate what Arief is talking about, double please !?


Kishore,

Why bother buying seed from Eden Seeds, when you can actually get the plant from Daleys Nursery,,,they're almost fully grown, quite nice .
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May says...
With my limited Indonesian, Arief is saying that they have dried Rosella for sale. Interested party could ring him at his mobile number. :))
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20th November 2008 2:41pm
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James says...
Aku bicara bahasa indonesian banyak!(Lucky i can speak a lot of Indonesian!)
Arief says:
[We sold and provided the Herbal Flower Rosella Kering Crop 'sbg?' the red Tea raw material with SUPERB quality, the intact sheath, the level of water 2%, great colour and the typical fragrance of Rosella aroma. Mumpung (Recently?) we just harvested and our price has been discounted slightly crazy!. Please call +6281805086394 immediately, in order to be obtained by you the new thing that super cheap with the Export quality. Proved and we are waiting here now, call our mobile phone 081805086394 ]
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Ellen says...
awww,,,

darn eh, don't want the custom to confiscate it .
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Gayle says...
I have been given 3 Rosella plants can someone tell me if they should be planted in full sun or shade??
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Baldrick says...
hey guys and gals...you want rosellas, we have them growing wild all around Darwin. They are now fruiting well along the Stuart / Arnhem Highways and on the Daly River Road in the hundreds
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Sunita says...
Heu Baldrick, I would love to have some roslla bushes.Send some over if you can...I love the fruit and the leaves.
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Sunita says...
Hey Kishore pix are very nice...we call it katta bhaji...sour spinach.You will find seeds and seedlings in Brisbane area...ask any south indians there!
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patty whale says...
how do you eat them ???????
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Wayne says...
"how do you eat them ???????"

The most common way is to make jam with them patty

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Avril says...
Hi, I have 10 bushes in full sun, only had them since January and they have grown amazingly. Am now picking fruit from them every 3 days and either making jam or drying the red leaves that enclose the seed for a herbal tea.
Am interested that some of you have had bushes for more than ayear as I was told they only last one season and to save some seeds to replant.
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Zarra Ridge Organics says...
ZR Organics grow Rosella on a small/commercial scale.
Anyone interested in information or produce can contact myself at enquiries@zarraridge.com.au.
Also regarding the lemon/tangy green question prior. French Sorrel is widely available in good nurseries granting the above flavour.
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Paul says...
The newest issue of subTropical Gardening has a 4 page aricle on rosellas. Issue 15. There are two recipes in the magazine and more to go on website.
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Brenda says...
Hi Sunita, Can you please send me recipes for the chutney and jam.

Thanks
Brenda
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Paul says...
Recipes from subTropical Gardening magazine are uploaded onto thier website.. http://www.stgmagazine.com.au/issue_15_preview/issue_15.htm
Scroll down to 'Subtropicalia Produce' then into the 'Vegies - Rosella' section.
Look for the ORANGE box on left hand side that gives you the link.
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Nikala says...
Do you know where I can buy Rosella fruit? fresh or dried? preferably around the brisbane area?

I am from the Caribbean, but have been living here in Australia for the past few years now. We make a drink from the flower (some call it the fruit) of the Rosella at Christmas time ( we call it sorrel at home)... would be amazing if I could find some - ease the homesickness this year and my new family here would be delighted to experience some of my Caribbean Christmas culture!

Thanks Nikala
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Harry says...
Most people just grow their own plants, seed is available at some outlets. African people also use the leaves as a green vegetable. It would be a good time of year to plant some now.
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Lyn says...
Hi Sunita,
How's your rosella plant? Tasted some juice made from this rosella flower, it's very nice. Thought of planting a plant. Am not sure if it will grow here.
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Wayne says...
Hello Nikala, I think your best chance to get fruit would be at one of the local markets, failing that I could send you some seeds and you could grow your own.
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Nikala says...
Thanks Wayne!

I did find some. my local green grocer tracked some down for me, i guess it is not ideally in season now so was not as easy to come by. I will hopefully have it by this week.
I was so excited to come across this forum to know it is actually grown in australia.
Would love to have my own plant but at the moment I am living just outside the city and don't have much of a garden. As soon as I do get a place with some more space I will definitely take you up on that offer.

Thanks Again!
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Sunita says...
Hi Lyn..as I live in Victoria my Rosella plant died a pitiful death soon after it came up. So now I use French Sorrel leaves..it is easy to grow and easy to look after.
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Diana says...
Hi Nikala,

It is the season to plant rosellas now. Northey St nursery in Windsor (edible landscapes) has rosella seeds and I think seedlings. BOGI also sell rosella seeds http://www.bogi.org.au/), Bunnings has had seedlings recently, and the Hampton Gardens nursery (Kenmore) had a lot of quite advanced plants this weekend. It will not take long to get fruit from plants planted now.

Thanks,

Diana.
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bala says...
I just planted on christmas eve some Rosella plants bought from BigW. Really do not know what it is. After Sunita's mail now I am pretty interested. But my garden doesn't have much sun.perhaps 6hrs is the maximum due to forest shadow. Will it grow since 4 months down to Sydney Winter? Does it survive through the winter ?
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Tania says...
I just bought seeds from Bulleen Art And Garden. They told me to plant them late winter to give them the best chance of survival and flowering.
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john owens says...
tania,melb.rosella grows here all year-is an annual.bears 'flowers' from 10-12 weeks.when flowers are mature makes best jam you will ever taste
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vaishu says...
plz can anybodu tell me where i can find roselle plants or seeds in perth,wa?
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rev says...
I sell seeds
however im interested in getting some more types
Ive already noticed a few forms in Australia
diferring in leaf shape and size

Can One of our Indian or Fijian growers shed any light on which are more tender and suitable for eating as leaf vegetable?

I have seed of another plant called Kenaf which is also used as a sour leaf vegetable in west africa
and then theres Mollokhea - corchorus olitorius, of which the cultivated forms are very tender and delicate, but the forms used for jute, or wild are not

i have a book with recipes for rosella leafwhich i will try out this summer
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k says...
I am from qld, so grew up with rosella's - Rosella jam, etc, I now live in melb and have for 12 years, 3 years ago I put 2 rosellas in pots, not really expecting them to last more than a year, 3 years later they are thriving are now nearly 2 metres high and need to be transplanted, I was quite surprised, so I'll try to put them in the ground, I'm hoping they'll last! But they have surprised me so far, with out terrible Melbourne winters and extremely dry summer, tough and beautiful plants. So to all the southerners, you can grow them, give it a go!
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snottiegobble says...
K. you have given me heart! I "accidently" brought home some rosella seeds from Darwin so I sowed them in segmented seed trays on a heat tray in the greenhouse. They took just a week to show. Not sure if they transfer well though as i would probably need to pot them on before planting out. Has anyone had any trouble transfering them??
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kenaf says...
Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus) is the plant that Kishore posted earlier. It is used by southern indians and is known as "Gongura", but english equivalent names (due to their close relations) include sorrel and roselle. Check both http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gongura and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenaf

It is used in Indian pickles and curries, typically in the Andrha Pradesh region.
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Homesick Trini says...
Nikala,
Like Nikala, I am from Trinidad and am absolutely craving our Christmsa sorrel drink, as it's my 6th Christmas away from home. I have always kept any eye out for it and am thrilled to at least discover that in Australia it is called Rosella and does exist! If anyone knows where in Sydney I might be able to find some to make our cherished Christmas drink I would be incredibly grateful! I would be over the moon.
Nikala do you by any chance know where your green grocer managed to track it down from?
Many thanks and warm regards to all.
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BJ says...
Im unsure about fresh or dried, but they are fairly easy to find preserved in syrup. A company called Outback Spirit is the main one. Search locations on line. I know Coles and Oxfam sell them here.
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snottiegobble says...
My 3 roselle ( rosella) plants are now going great. They are bushing out & about 30 cms high. 2 are planted out in the garden, one in a pot in the greenhouse. Just got to watch for the green caterpillars that attacked one outside.
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BJ says...
You can get seeds, plants and dried petal from ebay.
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Rinu says...
Kishore......go to ebay and type rosella seeds...its.. one dollar plus 3 dollars postage. soooo cheap. I love khatta bhaji...YUM
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Delightfully Fresh Organics says...
Hi Kishore, We well Rosella and French Sorrel. They are available direct from us or at our stall in Leichardt Market on a Saturday. give us a call 0243741355
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12th December 2010 7:59am
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Littlenen says...
Hi,

I have seeds but am not sure if this is the best time to plant. Can anyone advise me on this.

Also I am keen to use some Rosella now. Does anyone know where I can get the fruit from?
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Paul says...
Rosella plants are now readily available from most garden centres due to the fact of a renewed interest in this plant. It has been featured in many magazines, including the cover of subTropical Gardening magazine www.stgmagazine.com.au). Plants can be sourced from garden centres and some also sell seeds.
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Nikala Khal says...
Hi,
once I knew what it was called in australia I found it quite easily in a lot of the farmer's markets ( although I think the seasons might be reversed so you might have to buy and freeze- i bought mine already frozen), even if they don't have it selling there on the day if you mention the name some will say yes they grow and use it for jam but you can organise to buy it or the seeds off of them!
good luck!

Wishing you a Merry Trini Christmas!
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Wayne says...
Good news there Paul that they have become popular again, my Rosella plants are flowering. They are a must every year for my 89 year old Mum to make jam with.

She is a wiz at making the jam as well as a Bread & Butter Pickle but leaves a bit to be desired with the cake/biscuit cooking.
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Polly says...
Wayne .....does your Mum share her recipes? If so, I would be very interested in her rosella jam. What I have tasted was very very dry and did not appeal at all. Thanks in advance
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Wayne says...
Hello Polly
Mum says
Remove the flowers from the pods and wash well
Cover the pods and scraps with water and boil for 20 minutes
Drain that water over the flowers and gently boil for another 20 minutes, mind it doesn't burn, stir well
Mix 1 cup of brew to 1 cup of sugar and gently boil for another 20 minutes, stir well
If it sticks or burns it will be dry
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africana says...
PLEASE I CAN TAKE THE LEAVES FROM YOU IF YOU ARE GIVING THEM AWAY. THEYE GO WELL AS STUFFING INSIDE FISH OR CHICKEN
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Wayne says...
You would be most welcome to mine africana but we could be a bit far away
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Mackay QLD
23rd December 2010 9:25am
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africana says...
THE SOUR LEAVES ARE PREPARED AS SAUCE CALLED SAWA SAWA(SOUR SOUR) IN SIERRA LEONE AND THE FRUITS ARE PREPARED AS A DRINK CALLED JUS BISSAP (BISSAP juICE) IN GUINEE, WEST AFRICA.
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23rd December 2010 9:39am
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africana says...
OK THANKS CAN I ARRANGE POSTAGE? HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE INTERMS OF KILOS. AM DYING TO EAT SOME SAWA SAWA AND EGUSI SOUP MY NUMBER IS 0402601350
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23rd December 2010 9:44am
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africana says...
PLEASE WHERE DID YOU BUY YOURS FROZEN IS THERE A NUMBER OR ADDRESS AM DYING TO EAT THEM LEAVES NOW.
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23rd December 2010 9:46am
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africana says...
I CAN ARRANGE POSTAING, CAN'T WAIT TO SIMMER THAT IN SOME SMOKED CATFISH
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23rd December 2010 9:49am
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Lorri says...
Would love some receipes for rosella fruit & leaves????

Much appreciated.
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Darwin
30th May 2011 3:16pm
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John says...
I like to buys some seeds Please. Is there someone can I buy from. thankyou
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Brendan says...
Hi John,
Can buy Rosella seeds from: www.edenseeds.com.au
Good company to deal with too.
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11th July 2011 7:29am
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snottiegobble says...
My rosellas bushed up & flowered very late with only a few blooms(those close to the wall) making it to rosella fruits. Unfortunately they( along with snake beans) are very attractive to the same small dark brown ants!
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Bunbury/Busso (smackin the middle)
12th July 2011 11:47pm
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Lynn T says...
Hey there, May I please have a recipy to Rosella chutney
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Lynn T says...
Hey there, I would love to have your recipe please.
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10th August 2011 6:36pm
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MsM says...
Ah, so THIS is what they call Sorrel...Rosella. Good, now I know what to look for locally as I was reluctlant to import from overseas. I have been missing drinking sorrel something terrible... <3
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Sydney, AU
20th February 2012 4:55pm
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Julie says...
MsM,Rosella may be called Sorrel, but it is NOT Sorrel.That is a different plant, Rumex acetosa or R. scutatus.. I guess the leaves taste like Sorrel, or make a good substitute, but don't confuse the two.
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Annette says...
I am from Trinidad & Tobago.
I would like to know where I can buy either dried or fresh Roselle/Sorrel
anywhere in Australia?
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Melbourne
21st January 2013 9:37pm
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morag says...
Hi - you can buy the red petals dried as tea - "Egyptian Red' aka 'Wild Hibiscus flower/tea' or 'rosella tea'. Just soak a few red petals in boiling water - you should be able to see through the tea - if not, it's too strong. Can be mixed with Green Tea - is antioxident (too strong and you'll visit the loo) - also been told that it blocks carbohydrate absorption (hence its popularity!) Six weak cups a day is good. The Chutney and Jam are also delicious. Tea is very accessible from Gympie to Kippa Ring nr Redcliffe in Qld. Easily grown in the garden - don't fuss with it too much. Sunny position best - as with all fruit trees, if leaves yellow, sprinkle some epsom salts (ie magnesium) around the base to correct magnesium deficiency deficiency. Cheers
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18th February 2013 9:26pm
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shaliza says...
Hi Annette, I came on this site to find out how I can find sorrel in Australia and I find another Trini asking the same question!! I find it fascinating how different cultures use sorrel in teas, chutney and jams. I am simply missing the drink.
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Chuwar
17th April 2013 2:07pm
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SUSTAINGREEN says...
HEY SNOTTYGOBBLE,

DO YOU HAVE ANY ROSELLE TO SHARE OR SELL?

WILL PICK UP
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MANDURAH
17th September 2013 10:57pm
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Mike says...
I wonder if Australians changed the name here from roselle to rosella because it is the same as the parrots?
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TomJ says...
My dad grew rosella plants when I was a kid back in the 60's in Brisbane, now I'm growing them here in Sydney, the easiest way to start is buy some stems with leaves from an Indian supply shop, use the leaves then process the stems as you would with any cutting to grow more, you can use hormone powder to kick start but I haven't needed to yet...tom
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9th May 2014 4:45pm
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sanjana says...
Hi Sunita i am sanjana from Fiji as well, really craving for Khatta Bhaji.

Would appreciate if you can help me know where i can buy some.

THANKS
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ludes says...
Hi Tom. Could i buy a couple of Gongura/Indian Roselle plants from you. My email: ludes@rediffmail.com

thanks
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Erskine Park
18th August 2016 8:37am
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ludes says...
Hi i need a couple of Gongura plants or seeds. I live in Sydney. Can anyone help me.

Thanks
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Erskine Park
18th August 2016 8:40am
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Julie says...
Dozens of sites selling Rosella seeds on eBay. Not that hard to find.
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Roleystone WA
18th August 2016 7:01pm
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ron Follers says...
my rosella bush is now just branches no leaves , have tried white oil vinegar spray 10 to 1 vinegar and no joy what ever is into the plant is now ring barking the larger branches . Help what need I do to stop Thanking You all
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south evans head N S W
28th August 2016 2:05pm
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phil@tyalgum says...
They need to be replanted each year from seed in my experience. As far as I know they are only an annual - I haven't ever known rosella to survive winter and produce again the following season.
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30th August 2016 11:47am
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Julie says...
Do you have cool/cold winters? I treat Rosella as an annual in Perth, and start again from seed in spring. They grow fairly quickly.
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sushma says...
Hi, I would like to buy some Rosella Seeds. Could one of you please let me know where can I buy them in MElbourne or Online store ?
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Melbourne
19th December 2016 12:32pm
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Julie says...
sushma, read the comments! Several resources mentioned.
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