How to grow and make rosella jam

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    Hi thanks for a great article. Last year I grew some rosella plants and made fabulous jam. However this year all my plants have caulaxes that are red and green striped. Do you have any suggestions on why this is. Do you know of anything I can add to the soil to redden them up? Thanks Katrina
     

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    Could they be in need of more direct sun light?
    Are the bushes thick with leaves?
    Sometimes the red colour develops in response to larger amounts of sunlight.
    Your plant looks super healthy.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. The plants are stupidly healthy just striped calayxes. I think I might cut some off and cook them up see if they change colour.
     
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    That extra green colouration might simply be an excess of nitrogen.
     
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    They might develop a consistent red as they develop... from the pic they look immature to me?
     
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