The Hibiscus sabdariffa Arab. (also known as var. Manchester Black) is a bigger Roselle than her red sister. If you want to make jam or syrup from it, you must be aware that the pectin content is many times higher than the red version.
The Arab. is the most common and most commonly used Roselle in Surinam. It is a multifunctional plant and you can use all parts of the plant. The flowers can be dried and processed as tea. They are also good as a basis for all kinds of drinks. You can make jam and syrup from it and even a very good wine.
It’s an easy grower and the plant becomes 2 to 2.5 meters.
This is a must have in every garden! It grows in the tropics, subtropics and grows even well in the summer on the northern continents! This is definitely one of our favorite herbs!