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Harvesting Rose Hips Today :)

Posted by sunandshadow 6 PA ( on
Mon, Oct 4, 10 at 8:46

The rose hips on my Don Juan have been bright orange for about a week and are starting to get soft, so it's time to harvest the seeds. The Golden Showers made a few hips too, but they're small so I won't be sure they actually have any seeds in them until I open them.

My rose seeds will be available to trade for other rose seeds (doubles only please) so if anyone else has fresh seeds or ones that will be ripe soon and wants to trade, let me know. :) If I have seeds left over after trading, I'll consider trading the remaining ones for non-rose seeds.

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RE: Harvesting Rose Hips Today :)

I ended up with 7 packets of seeds available to trade (packet is 15-20 seeds) so post here to claim one! :)

RE: Harvesting Rose Hips Today :)

I just picked 2 orange hips off my Easy Does It tonight, what do I do with them now? This is my first time to do this. I have started plenty of roses from a stem and have 3 adult rose bushes in my yard from them, so please help. I saw your beautiful Purple baby, you did really good.

RE: Harvesting Rose Hips Today :)

If you don't get any takers, I would really love some rose seeds. I have hollyhocks for trade?!


RE: Harvesting Rose Hips Today :)

I'm collecting seeds for the first time - so excited! I have a bunch of hips on Aunt Honey and quite a few on Molineux. I also found a few really rich red hips on Maiden's Blush that were actually getting mushy. I collected 2 of those. I couldn't resist tasting the rosehip from Maiden's blush & it was actually quite sweet - I can see why they make rose hip jam. I'm just taking the simplest route and wrapping the seeds in a moist paper towel & placing in marked plastic bags. Hopefully in a few months they will begin to root. I am really hoping Jude the Obscure will form some hips as I would like to see seedlings from that plant. I am also leaving a few hips on the plants & see if any overwinter & I will try planting those seeds in the Spring to see if they germinate. Has anyone tried this in zone 6-7?

RE: Harvesting Rose Hips Today :)

I have, and I think it would be better to plant them indoors and then plant outdoors later.

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