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Rosehips
Fri 12-Jul-13
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Jasmin48
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Hello there,  wave

I'm new to this site and want to start making some of my own produce - on a small scale from beries and things found in the wild, but think I may need some help. Can anyone tell me if it is ok to make rosehip syrup from any rosehips? I've noticed that they vary a lot - some are very large and round and others are smaller and more oblong in shape. I don't know weather this is to do with if they are wild or cultivated rose bushes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thank you Jasmin

Fri 12-Jul-13
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Try this link, it might have the answer.

We would love to hear more about you, why don't you pop along to this thread and spill the beans?

I'll try that again!

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Hello Lisa and welcome
You can use any rose hips, but the wild ones give a bit more flavour. I've made it with normal ones before and its still lovely.
The ideal ones are the ones you see out in the countryside, you need to pick them when they are nice and ripe but not yet soft, usually a bit later in the year than now.

Sun 14-Jul-13
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The wild ones are better (as a rough guide these are the 'dog roses' and normally have the smaller pointy hips).  If you aim to make a hedgerow jelly you can use pretty much any wild berries you come across and fill the mix out with apples and plums if needed. You should start seeing more wild berries in about a month to six weeks time.

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