About Kenaf

Background
Annual woody plant originating from Africa
From hibiscus family, which includes cotton and okra

Characteristics
Matures to 12-14 ft in about 150 days
Seeds require additional 60-90 days of frost-free conditions
Requires minimum fertilizers and pesticide while nearly insect proof
Indefinite dry storage life

Current Industrial Uses
Paper products
Animal bedding and feed
Soundproofing material
Oil Remediation