Saving Roselle Seeds – Cut Flower Farm

It’s no secret that roselle has long been one of my favorite plants. Though it has many uses, I personally love to grow it for use in the cut flower garden. Today, I’ll be saving some roselle seeds for next year. The process is super easy.

I save seeds for many different types of flowers each year, mainly because some of them are hard to find or expensive. Roselle is often one of these plants. One packet of seeds can cost up to $4.50 – which is wayyy more than I would like to pay.

By harvesting my own seeds, I’ll save a little cash – and eventually hope to have plants that are a little more suited to my growing zone. All I needed to do was leave the pods on until the end of the growing season. Roselle takes a long time to mature. Even here in zone 6/7, I just had barely enough time to get mature seeds. Once the pods have dried and the inner seed shell has turned brown, I crush them open. Several seeds fall from each pod.

To store, I make sure that the seeds are completely dry. Then, I store them in an envelope in a dry place. Have you ever saved roselle seeds before? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below. I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

6 thoughts on “Saving Roselle Seeds – Cut Flower Farm

  1. Aha. It’s jamaica! living in Mexico, I’ve certainly heard of that and drunk a bit of it as well. I’ve never heard of it referred to as roselle. I love the plant and flower. Now I need to grow some. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I have a question – do you leave the pods on the plant until the end of the growing season, or cut off the calyx from the plant then leave the pods to dry? Thanks!

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