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Can you eat Rose Hips?

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

We have thousands of very large Rose Hips that are ripe and they are sweet smelling and we want to know if you can eat them?



Yes, but they need processing. Inside the hip is a cotton wool like filling which is very unpleasant. We used to make Rose hip wine which was nice and of course there is the famous Rose hip syrup, high in vitamin C.

5 Sep, 2009


during the second world war ,we children were sent from school to pick them, they were turned into rosehip syrup for the babes, there is surposed to be more vitamin c in them than oranges, which we could not get.

5 Sep, 2009


I remember watching a programme recently about rosehips - there's apparently some stuff in them that needs to be extracted (might be the cotton wool, barb like filling referred to by Owdboggy) and the processing is quite complicated - I can't remember much more about it, except I was disappointed that it would be too difficult to do at home.

5 Sep, 2009


Twenty five years ago I made some Rosehip wine. Part of the process requires you to crush the hips. Foolishly I did this by hand and without wearing rubber gloves. My hands and forearms felt like they had been dipped in itching powder up to the elbows.
However, if you manage to crush them without my uncomfortable experience, passing the pulp through coffee filter papers several times may prove successful...unless anyone else knows different.

5 Sep, 2009


Welcome Cliffo. I'm sure your questions won't be stupid, and everyone on this site seems very helpful and friendly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I'm quite new too. Glad you are doing the hanging baskets as they will give a lot of pleasure. Maybe you could take some photos of them next year.

5 Sep, 2009


Its only the native Dog Rose whos hips that you can make things out of i thought?

5 Sep, 2009


If you google rosehips it gives you several recipes for making syrup. Its scrummy.

5 Sep, 2009


Hi' mad every one enjoyed them , I also had boxes mounted on the wall with partuners and trailing petuners mixed coulors from B&Q I bohght them because the roots were unbeleaverabel but I have gon fruit mad and next year they will all be full of trailing strawberrys and my nabers are looking forward to eating them.

12 Sep, 2009

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