Friday, November 19, 2010
Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle)
The calyces turn bright red as they enlarge, growing to two inches in length and rivaling the blooms in their colorful display. Any surplus of calyces can be frozen, sun-dried, or dehydrated for later use. They have a tart flavor similar to Cranberry. Young leaves may be eaten raw in salads or cooked as a green vegetable.
This species has a shrubby habit, growing 6-8 foot in height.
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