How to Harvest and use Rose Hips

Hinotori

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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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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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