Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Sep 14 10:51:11 EDT 2009
I have a species known as Rosa dumalis that is grown in Sweden for
commercial rose hip production. I got it as seed from a Romanian
breeding station years ago. It produces as many as 11 hips to a
cluster and the only disease it gets here is a touch of powdery
mildew. It's a very large shrub with arching canes that have very few
thorns. The hips are solid, not soft like rugosa and they hang on well
into winter in good shape.
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On Sep 14, 2009, at 7:26 AM, Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
I love rosehips but have been disappointed so far trying to produce them
here in NC.
I planted a Rosa rugosa var: dwarf pavement for rose hips. I had good
production the first year of mediocre fruit, then the plant started
getting foliage problems and the rose hips would mummify instead of
developing normally. I am about to remove the plant.
Is there any disease resistant, low care rose someone would recommend
for tasty rosehip production in the humid southeast?
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