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North, TX

July 1, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7935515

This will be my second year growing the sabdariffa! I really loved it last year. Many good things to say about this plant!!

I do have a question about separating the calyx from the seed pods. Was there a certain method that you use for this? This was a difficult task I recall.

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Hallettsville, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2010
5:39 AM

Post #7944192

I, too, love this plant. Instead of separating the flower from the calyx, I pick and dry the whole unit and make a delicious tea. For summer, I combine it with mint and lemon balm for a very refreshing iced tea.
Chandler, AZ

July 11, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #7961601

Great question. I, too, had a hard time separating the calyx from the pods. Like herbs501's reply. Sounds easier that way.
North, TX

July 12, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #7962630

Yes, it does make a nice beverage that reminds us of cranberry juice - it's very high in vitamin C!!

But... since I like to collect the seeds for sharing and/or planting new each year, I was wanting to have the best of both worlds!!!

A nice beverage and seeds to save!!

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