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Rose Hips Whole

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Rose Hips (Seedless) Cut & Sifted, Organic

1/4 Pound:  $6.99 Pound:  $15.53 
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[ 118 ]Rosa canina

Rose Hips (Seedless) Cut & Sifted

1/4 Pound:  $6.63 Pound:  $14.73 
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[ 372 ]Rosa canina

Rose Hips Powder

1/4 Pound:  $7.00 Pound:  $15.55 
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Wholesale Rose hips

Rosa canina
plant overview
a haw by another name

Wholesale rose hips, technically known as haws, are the immature fruits of the common rose bush. Like rose petals, dried rose hips are a popular ingredient in tea blends and in potpourri mixes. Whole organic rose hips in bulk can also be made into a tart but sweet jam, either alone or in combination with elderberries or other botanicals. Powdered rose hips are used to make various topical preparations, as well as natural body powders and other cosmetics. See also rose (buds). Customers can buy dried rose hips in ¼ pound and full pound quantities.

Clicking "learn more" next to each variety will take you to individual product pages for details.

Rose: A Bit of Botany

a little botanical information on rose (Rosa canina)

Rosa canina is a climbing wild rose species of the Rosaceae family.

This deciduous shrub normally ranges in height from 1–5 m, though on occasion it can climb higher into the crowns of taller trees. Assisting in the plant's ability to climb are the small, sharp, hooked prickles that cover its stems.

Rosa canina leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets. The plant's five-petaled flowers usually bloom pale pink, but actually vary in color between a deep pink and white. The flowers are 4–6 cm diameter, and will mature into an oval 1.5–2 cm red-orange fruit, or "rose hip".

common names & nomenclature
This plant is commonly known as Dog Rose presumably in reference to the species name canina. However another theory suggests that the plant was once called the Dag Rose— with dag being a dagger. This name derived from the ubiquitous thorns adorning the plant. The theory then posits that much like the Dogwood which was originally Dagwood the name changed into 'Dog' by people who did not understand the allusion.

Also known as:
dog rose, bird briar, briar rose, buckieberries, canker, canker flower, canker rose, cankerberry, cat whin, choop tree, common brier, dog briar, dog brier, hep briar, hep rose, hep tree, wild rose

Rose, the delicate garnish

Rose: Where in the World

habitat and range for rose

Rosa canina is a climbing wild rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

Rose: Cultivation & Harvesting

considerations for growing and harvesting rose

Rosa canina prefers a sunny location. It is typically found in cultivated gardens, but can also be located on roadsides and along sandy coastlines.

Grows well in most soils, including clay, as long as the soil is not water-logged.

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn. In late winter or early spring, apply a balanced fertilizer and mulch for best flowering.

Rose hips are best when harvested one week or so after the first frost, if the growing area doesn't have frost then plan for a late fall harvest when the rose hips gain a deep-red hue and slightly soft to the touch when gently squeezed.

Before use rose hips require de-seededing—mostly to remove the tiny hairs that surround the seeds. Rose hips can be dried in the sun or by using a dehydrator; afterwards they can be cut into pieces or powdered for later use. Rose petals are harvested in spring and summer (before the hips form) and are also dried for later use.

Store dried rose hips and rose petals in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Rose: The Rest of the Story

additional information

There's nothing wrong with making rose hips a part of your daily diet, but don't count on the bright red fruits—or the prepackaged teas containing them—to supply all the vitamin C you need.

Rose hips contain a significant amount of vitamin C. However, the drying process destroys from 45 to 90 percent of it, and infusions extract only about 40 percent of what's left. That still leaves a fair amount of vitamin C, but considerably less than most herbals promise.

Many companies that manufacture vitamin C claim their products are "made from rose hips." In fact, none are made exclusively from rose hips. In commercial "rose hip" vitamin C preparations, the hips are combined with ascorbic acid from other sources.

Formulas & recipes
Rose petal uses
Rose petals can be used in a variety of ways. The pink rose petals add color to culinary dishes, as well as Vitamin C and an array of antioxidants. Other rose petal recipes use the blossoms for the flavor rather than decoration. When added to syrups, alcohol, or oils, the rose petals provide a very floral and distinct taste.

Not only are rose petals used in the kitchen, but they are added to many different cosmetic products or potpourri recipes. When purchasing bulk rose petals, there are endless home products and culinary recipes to incorporate them.

Rose petal and mint tea
-Add 1 teaspoon of dried rose petals to a teaspoon of a mint tea blend
-Add the tea blend into a tea ball
-Pour 1 cup of boiled water over the tea ball
-Let steep for 5-7 minutes
-Enjoy with added sweetener

What to do with dried rose hips
There is an array of dried rose hip uses. When using the full dried rose hip, also known as the haw, can be used to make rose syrups and flavor certain wines. The cut and sifted form of the herb is great for making dried rose hip jelly, jams, marmalades as well as ciders and wines. Dried rose hips benefits include improving the body’s growth and development with its high concentration of Vitamin C.

Dried rose hip jelly recipe
-1 pound dried rose hips
-2 quarts of water
-¼ cup lemon juice
-1 package of pectin crystals
-3 ½ cups sugar

1. In a large pan, simmer the rose hips in the water until they are soft.
2. Mash the rose hips and water, making sure to crush each individual haw.
3. Strain the mixture with a cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer.
4. Return the rose hip juice to the pan and add lemon juice and pectin crystals. Stir continuously until the mixture comes to a boil.
5. Once the mixture comes to a boil, immediately add the sugar and bring to a full boil once again, still stirring constantly.
6. Remove the jelly from heat, making sure to skim the top layer of foam off with a wooden spoon.
7. Pour the jelly into warm jars and let reach room temperature before freezing or refrigerating.

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