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General description and special characteristics – Roselle.  A tall, slightly bushy perennial plant with red stems, leaves and succulent calyces.

Varieties –

  • Burmese (พันธุ์ทั้องถิ่นพม่า):  A hardy, red-stemmed roselle that produces many calyces. 90 days from seed to flower.  With edible leaf shoots, an excellent vegetable variety.     
  • Bhutanese (พันธุ์ภูฏาน): Bigger fruits, dark edible leaves, and thicker calyxes good for making drinks