Rosella’s. Grown as an annual in our garden, rosellas are a very rewarding crop. A beautiful asset in the garden they produce exquisite calyx which can be eaten raw or cooked and preserved in a multitude of ways. Rosella jam of course but also candies, jellies, savoury pastes to enjoy with cheese or simply dried as a tea. Grown from seed each season starting in late September/early October, depending on the weather, they grow best with full sun, regular watering, well draining soil and rich compost with blood and bone added. Harvest is April through to June when the red pods are plump and swollen. Rosella also come in early flowering, native and black varieties which are all delicious.

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