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frances_in_nj

how can you tell when rose hips are ripe?

frances_in_nj
4 months ago

A while ago, somebody (can't remember who) posted a picture of a totally stunning rose they'd grown from seed. The seed cam from their Quicksilver, and they didn't know the other parent. My Quicksilver has set hips, and I'm thinking I'd like to try sowing the seed - if I got anything even a quarter as gorgeous as that other grower did, I'd be thrilled! But I don't know how to tell when it's safe to harvest the hips and collect the seed. Any advice much appreciated!

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