Autumn is the season for harvesting rose hips. Rose hips are the ripened seed pod that forms after the rose has finished flowering. The “hip” forms beneath the area where the bloom was. It’s a little bulb. They’re ready to be picked when they’re an orange to red color. A tea can be made from simmering them that’s rich in vitamin C. I’ve read that wild roses yield the best hips, but the domesticated plants in our yard make decent ones too. These are from a second harvest this season:
Yet another great reason to grow roses!