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.
Thank you 🙂
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.
Oh, and warm welcome to the forum!
Still patiently waiting for my rose hips to grow but the roses are lovely.
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.
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.
Nadine aka Hattie
"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."
from Les Miserables
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!
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