I think its a beach rose hip, it fits what I have been told.. So a friend of mine went to Nova Scotia this summer and he came home with wild harvested rose hips.. I have never seen rose’s have these size hips.. they are the size of small crab apples.
He used most of them to make a amazing jam/jelly with them. When he shared photos of them with his friends, I asked if there was any chance that I could snag some seed. We meet up on the past weekend and there are here..
He has been keeping the hips and seeds in the fridge, I will continue to do so for a certain length of time and then I will start some of the seeds. I have lots, I will offer a plant or two back to him but most of the ones I plan to grow will go into food hedges and or into one of the layers of my rain garden levels.
I hope that the scale with the standard tsp in the picture will give a idea of just how big these are. I have enough seed that I will start what I need and then prepare the rest of the seed so that in the spring, it will be ready to go out in small lots at our local seed exchange table 🙂
I understand that these row bushes are like most.. fast growing, hardy and tough.. they don’t mind getting their roots damp at times and they help hold sandy soil together. I used to buy rose hips to give the powder to my Brandy girl to help with her hooves. I have been wanting to get a few hedge roses to add to the farm. These are said to grow 3 to 6 feet in height.
Given they were wild collected hips an seeds, what I will get from the seeds to point is unknown.. it will be fun to be surprised 🙂