[nafex] Fru Dagmar Hastrup (aka Frau Dagmar Hartopp) rosa rugosa

Elizabeth Hilborn ehilborn at mebtel.net
Sat Sep 27 20:26:00 EDT 2014

Rosa canina- grown in NC with minimal irrigation - excellent volume 
fruit production, medium size oblong hips, not much 'fruit' per hip, but 
certainly present and good flavor.

Fru Dagmar Hastrup- grown in Washington state west of the Cascades. 
Irrigation unknown. Good volume fruit production, very large round hips, 
fruit succulent and more flesh (fruit) per hip, excellent flavor.

The Washington plants may get more water, I do not know, I was visiting 
the planting, but it would explain the juicy textured fruit. The fruit 
texture may also be explained by degree of ripeness. The birds tend to 
pick off my ripe R. canina, whereas the Fru Dagmar Hastrup fruits were 
in a more urban environment and there may have been fewer birds around.

One of my challenges has been how to move beyond rosehips as a nibble 
treat and really figure out how to harvest the flesh from the seeds.

Any tips?

Betsy Hilborn
7a central NC

On 9/27/2014 6:48 PM, Ro Qu wrote:
> Miekal, That makes a lot of sense. Perhaps, location would make Fru Dagmar
> very productive.
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Richard, I'm wondering if planting location and available moisture is
>> a factor.  I have rosa rugosa planted in numerous locations and some
>> definitely size up better and are more productive than others..
>> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM, Ro Qu <richardqhansen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I wonder if Mark has a strain that is more productive or if it is just
>> his
>>> location.

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