Flowers now should bring a plentiful harvest of hips in the late summer. A quick 'google' reveals:
- Rose hips can be made into jam, jelly, syrup and beverages.
- Rose hips have recently become popular as a healthy treat for pet chinchillas.
- Rose hips may also be fed to horses. The dried and powdered form can be fed at a maximum of 1 tablespoon per day to help increase coat condition and help with new hoof growth.
- The fine hairs found inside rose hips can be used as itching powder.