Wild Rose Hips

If you like rose hip jelly …

… a trip to the north might be on your agenda. We truly have a bumper crop. They are quite large – bigger than cultivated blueberries – and plentiful. They pack high levels of vitamins C and D as well as a substance that fights inflammation.

I’m not sure what this means. A longer winter? We had a long one last year, even by the north’s standards. So, if that’s the case …

… maybe we should just leave them to the bears. We humans have enough.

Happy Monday. Have a good week. 🙂

12 thoughts on “Wild Rose Hips”

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a rose hip before. They look beautiful. I just read an article about them on wikipedia to learn more about them and they are apparently used for things like herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, wine and marmalade. Ugh, hopefully this isn’t a sign that we’ll have a long winter.

    1. Yes. 🙂 My mother used to make jam and also dry them for tea. They are quite tart but a small amount of sugar really elevates them. They are very packed with nutrients.
      I’m wondering whether we’re going to have a long winter, too. Ugh. 🥶

  2. So, those are rose hips? Please pardon my ignorance, but I thought rose hips had something to do with the flower-rose. I had no idea they were a separate plant all their own. I see rose hips in the supplement aisle a lot. I should try taking them for my chronic pain.
    Thanks for teaching me something new. I just came from Anneli’s blog and learned about butternut squash. I’m coming out of my city-girl shell with you two.

    1. Oh yes, rose hips are the fruit of the rose blooms. There are many little seeds inside of each. So, you knew all along. 🙂 Many people take rose hip supplements because of the anti-inflammatory properties (they also pack a punch on vitamins D and C).
      My mom used to make jam and tea with them, so I grew up with them.
      You’re welcome. 🙂

  3. Rose hips here in the east are rounder – I’ve not seen such pointy ones before! I’ve not done it myself, but I hear that processing (as for jelly) is a lot of work; I’d leave them to the bears. That being said, some day I need to try it.

    1. That does seem to be a characteristic of the northern rose hip, as the southern ones that I’m more familiar with are definitely rounder.
      They are very good, but yes, quite a bit of work. The bears do need them, so I won’t be doing any picking.

  4. Count me along with the others who had no idea what a rose hip looked like. They’re rather pretty, though I’m fine leaving them to the bears. 🙂

    1. They are quite pretty. When I was a kid, I knew of people who used them in Christmas wreaths.
      Yup, the bears can have them and will want them a bit later on as they mostly eat plants, nuts and berries. Right now though they are gorging on as much fish as they can sink their teeth into.

  5. wow! rose hips are gorgeous! i’ve never seen one in person though! thank you for sharing💞

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested! It would mean a lot to me!🥺🤍

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