Carolyne Castner wrote:I also have a question about harvesting rosehips. My roses are "Knock out" roses and do not seem to form a large "hip" they also do not ever turn red. Can they still be harvested and used?
Yup! Let them get dry, even if they don't brown, so they are ripe, and size doesn't matter. Just use more to end up with the amount you need.
Some varieties of rose make huge hips, some make very small. The ones you can buy came off a large hipped variety, because they sell well and are easy to harvest. All are excellent.
I had a climbing Peace rose that never made huge hips, but it made up for it in quantity. It went way up over my roof! Lots of flowers and lots of hips.
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