We’ve had a bumper crop of rose hips this year. Or to put it another way, after being oblivious to their existence for ten years, we’ve suddenly got a harvest.
I put out a tweet (via @creva) asking if anyone had any ideas of what to do with them and there have been several useful responses. Here are a couple:
@YasmineHamid suggested “rosehip syrup makes a great hot drink. rosehip and apple jelly is nice.” Yasmine has some impressive foraging pictures on her blog (Muddytracks) so I feel she speaks with authority!
One other vital piece of information. Apparently the hairy seeds inside the hips make great itching powder. Haven’t tested this out yet.