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.