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- 01-07-2007, 03:07 PM #1Sprouter
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Any non edible rosehips?
Not sure where to post this question, so apologies if this is the wrong place
I wondered if all rosehips are edible, if so I can leave some to develop on my roses or am I best seeking out a known edible kind (such as a dogrose for example)?
- 01-07-2007, 05:29 PM #2
Hi there - I'm not sure about eating other rose hips except the "wild" ones. The "wild" rosehips come from (wild rose or dog rose) rosa canina or rosa rugosa. The wild rose flowers from June to July and bears fruit from late August to November. Ideally, the fruits should not be picked until they have been softened by the first frost - but you should pick them before the end of October. You can make them into rosehip syrup or rosehip wine. BernieBernie aka DDL
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- 02-07-2007, 10:54 AM #3
Or rosehip jelly - lovely with strong cheese or cold meat.Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.
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- 05-07-2007, 02:24 PM #4Early Fruiter
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You can also make a soup from them which tastes remarkably like tomato soup.
- 01-09-2009, 01:59 PM #5
So are there any likely to growing wild that are poisonous, or anything growing wild that resembles rosehips that could be poisonous?
I was blackberry picking down a nearby alley and noticed what looked like rosehips. Are they likely to be safe to pick?
- 01-09-2009, 03:02 PM #6
Although nearly all rose bushes produce hips, the tastiest come from the Rosa rugosa variety.
You can eat rose petals too, of course.
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- 01-09-2009, 09:45 PM #7
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My first ever winemaking attempt was rosehip. Having got the 'kit' for Christmas we picked them on boxingday, about 30 years ago now. It worked fine! Those were wild 'dog rose' rosehips, but I can't think of any reason for 'garden rose' rosehips to be less useable.
If picking from the wild, make sure they are rosehips (thorns!). It isn't really that easy to mistake the other small red berries of the hedgerows (with the possible exception of haws, which are safe, if a little boring) but there ARE a few similar sized poisonous ones, including woody nightshade and bryony (sp?). Rosehips are rather harder than these, so telling them apart shouldn't be too difficult.Flowers come in too many colours to see the world in black-and-white.
- 02-09-2009, 01:45 PM #8
I am getting 10 demijohns this weekend, so my plan for making wine is go!
Does that mean that woody nightshade and bryony don't have thorns?
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