Rose hips, technically known as haws, are the immature fruits of the common rose bush. Like rose petals, rose hips are a popular ingredient in tea blends and in potpourri mixes. Whole rose hips can also be made into a tart but sweet jam, either alone or in combination with elderberry or other botanicals. Powdered rosehips are used to make various topical preparations, as well as natural body powders and other cosmetics. See also rose (buds).
Rose Hips Whole, 1/4lb
A rose hip is the fruit of the rose bush, also called a haw. The hips form after the flowers have been pollinated in summer and reach full maturity in late fall. In fact, they are best harvested immediately after the first frost.
Whole rose hips, are abundant in vitamin C, are used to make rose syrup, cordials and wine. They are also combined with other herbs in tea blends.