Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Annette Owen

Annettenoosa

Love colour, nature, growing fresh herbs and vegies to eat; and flowers for my floral arrangements. Small garden in sub tropics of SE Queensland.

Hibiscus sabdariffa

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 37
comment
Annettenoosa

Rosella. Small anount of my harvest. Rosella syrup, cordial and jam on the way. #rosella

2w
comment
lesliecole49

What part are these? The 'hip'?

2w
comment
Annettenoosa

@lesliecole49 It is the sepals at the base of the flower collectively called the 'calyx' which encases the seed. The flower petals drop off and the calyx (rosella) grows. To use the rosella, the base is cut to remove the seeds that are contained in a capsule like an acorn. The red calyces are the edible part, crisp and tart tasting. The seed capsule is used in jam for pectin.

2w
comment
lesliecole49

Very cool, thanks. Don't know if I'll use them, but I'll look for and maybe take a bite of one on my hibiscus when they form

2w
comment
lesliecole49

Just looked it up. Maybe I won't try one. Don't think my hibiscus is the same kind

2w
comment
Annettenoosa

@lesliecole49 the edible 'rosella' fruit is from 'Hibiscus Sadbariffa'. Hibiscus rosasinensis has edible flowers used in salads and to make tea. Leaves also used to make a more astringent tea than the sweeter tea made from flowers. The Mallow Hibiscus mascheutos leaves/flowers are not so favoured as edible.

2w
comment
jyotu

I didn't know that it produces this kind of fruits, I've ate it sometimes but I've never seen plant or flower of it. Thanks for sharing

2w
  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 35
comment
Annettenoosa

Rosella. Hibiscus. Bushes laden with fruit. Rready to pick and make into jam or use the tart tasting petals on salads. My favourite is rosella sauce to pour over icecream. #hibiscus-rosella #rosella

2w
comment
kaporyash

Nice garden!

2w
comment
Annettenoosa

@humus1 I am not doing anything special with them. Virtually plant and forget. Seedlings were planted 29 weeks ago. First crop aprox end Feb was a bit sparse, I think bushes were suffering a bit with the heat and lack of rain. They seem to be enjoying the lower temps of autumn and definitely appreciating the rain

2w
comment
telswirld

Lovely

2w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 24
comment
Annettenoosa

Rosella flowers and fruit. Already harvested first crop, with 2nd ready for picking and new flowers promising more fruit. First time I have had three crops, they do not seem fazed by the continuous dry weather, heat and humidity. #rosella #rosella-fruit #rosella-flower

2w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
  • Like Count 16
comment
Annettenoosa

Variegated summer colours of green and gold on leaf of Rosella bush. #rosella-fruit #foliage

2w
comment
Sussanah

#rosella-jam yummy 😋

2w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
  • Like Count 25
comment
Annettenoosa

Rosella fruit of Hibiscus. Ready for picking and making syrup to add to Christmas Champagne. #summercolour-red #rosella

2w
comment
Muzz67

Ooh i just thought that before i read your post! Yum!!!

2w
comment
Annettenoosa

@Muzz67 great minds think alike 🍹🍹

2w
comment
brightcolours

#christmas

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 17
comment
Annettenoosa

Hibiscus sabdariffa. Rosella. Seedlings planted and taking in rain. Produces an abundance of long stems of attractive pink flowers which produce edible hips. All of the plant, is edible. Flowers and hips as a tea; leaves used like spinach; hips taste like pomegranate and can be used in salads, syrup for drinks, sauce for icecream or jam. I cook the fruit in syrup and freeze syrup with a hip as an ice cube to use as a pretty addition to a glass of champagne.🍹#rosella #rosella-fruit

2w
comment
cyndi

#prettyanduseful

2w

>