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Rosehip syrup
Fri 29-Jun-12
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Heti

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This is probably a silly question to all you experience lot (I can say that 'cos I've read the info on this site! :)).  I have a rambling rose in my garden and this year it is full of beautiful white flowers that smell heavenly.  As the petals drop I can see tiny rose hips forming, but they are tiny.  Every recipe I have read for making rosehip syrup shows lovely big rose hips from non-rambling type roses in the accompanying picture.  Can I use my teeny weeny ones?  Will they have enough innards to make the syrup, or am I dreaming and should just cut it back after it has finished flowering? 

Hope to hear from someone with more knowledge than me.

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Fri 29-Jun-12
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Rose hips grow and ripen, after the petals have fallen.  

Do pop along to the Introduce Yourself thread and tell us a little about yourself, we are quite nosy!

I'll try that again!

Fri 29-Jun-12
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yes you have two choices....chop them back and youmight get more flowers, or leave them to swell and ripen (another couple of months)

Fri 29-Jun-12
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Heti, have a look at the recipe on the blog here. As long as you have sufficient, in weight, I'm sure it'll work!

Good luck with it, and your patience will be rewarded.  ok

 

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Sat 30-Jun-12
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Still patiently waiting for my rose hips to grow but the roses are lovely.
Welcome Heti

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Sun 1-Jul-12
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Thank you all for your replies, they were really helpful.  I know I shall have to wait for them to ripen, it is because they will come from a rambler, which only flowers once, with tiny flowers and therefore make tiny hips.  But it could be as you say that the weight is all that is needed.  Therefore, I'll give it a go and see if my tiny little hips make good syrup or not, and then I'll let you know.  It's worth a try and it'll be fun too.  Again I thank you all and hope I can help you in the future.starstar

Sun 1-Jul-12
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Hi Heti,

Welcome to the forum. I too am going to try making rosehip syrup this year as I have a garden full of climbing roses who produce hips of many different sizes. I tried last year but for some reason they had a lot of bugs in them which put me off. I also have some wild ones out beyond the garden. 

Good luck to you.  wave

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Sun 1-Jul-12
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Hello!

I have a similar wild rose and I make rosehip jelly from it every year-the hips aren't ready until September/October, they do swell and get red, just be patient!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 1-Jul-12
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Hi Heti, and thank you for joining in. welldone 

I don't know what what are complaining about, though.

I believe there are millions of ladies who long for slimmer hips. 

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