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Rose hips to gather

DEAR ROSES! “Rose bushes produce berries that are not only edible but delicious &nutritious.  A rose bush berry is called a rosehip. Rosehips are one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world containing more vitamin C than oranges in addition to bioflavonoids…”

More insight via Wild Rose’s Garden: Harvesting Rose Hips.Use rosehips to add flavor to jam or tea, boost your immune system, and fight off a cold!
Harvesting rosehips carries the same safety warnings as rose petals.  Never harvest from a plant which has been treated with chemical pesticides, fertilizer or systemic rose food.  These are toxic and render the plant inedible for at least a year.  You also want to avoid any plants along roadsides as these have been exposed to exhaust fumes.

 

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