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How to Harvest and use Rose Hips

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by Marianne, Jun 4, 2019.

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    Marianne

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    Maybe I need to grow some roses...
     
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    What do you do with rose hips?
     
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    I make tea. It's really good.

    You can make jelly with them and I might try that.

    The wild roses here don't have good tasting hips. So I have to buy dried from a reputable place or pick at Mom's. I've been meaning to find a few good roses to plant for hips.

    Cut hips in half and remove the seeds and hairs. Those hairs are nasty in the mouth if you're just eating them. I prefer the wild ones back home after they have froze.
     
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    They will be sweeter after a frost, just like so many other foods
     
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    Marianne

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    During WW2, the Brits made a rose hip syrup that was taken daily for Vit C.
    I learned this when I watched a documentary, Wartime Farm, on youtube. I was really surprised at how big their rose hips were. Just huge! Around here, they're dinky.
    I also have bought some.
     
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    size of the rose hips tends to depend on the variety. I've heard the largest ones are from a rose called "Frau Dagmar Hastrup" (no idea if this was based on a real lady? lol)
     

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