Rose Hips

My Sunblest rose is producing an impressive amount of rose hips! IMG_1616Here is one example. I’m hopeful that it will ripen into a shade of red or orange because I’m curious about using them in tea and possibly making jam (if I have enough for the latter, that is!).  An added benefit is that rose hips are very high in vitamin C.  More information on rose hips and their uses can be found here: http://www.uvm.edu/pss/ppp/articles/rosehips.html

This particular rose plant is very prolific so I’ve decided to not deadhead this plant for the time being to build up my (hopefully) usable rose hip supply. I’m excited! What a lovely additional use for roses!

CONSUMER  ALERT UPDATE: I’ve not used any pesticides on any of my roses or other plants, so no worries about poisoning or toxic issues if I use rose hips for my consumption.

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