How to Store Rose Hips

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If you don't want your rose hips to rot, you must store them properly. Preserve your rose hips for later use with help from an expert gardener in this free video.

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Hi, this is Ashley Fandino with Kathryn's Garden, and today we're going to talk about how to store rose hips. Now that we've harvested our rose hips, we're going to need to wash them off. And just simply run some cool water over them. Make sure you get all of the debris, any bugs anything you don't want out of there, and then we're just going to strain the water off. Like so. And then just spread them out on a paper towel or you can put them on a newspaper and let them sit out in the sun or drying rack even. You don't have to, we just want to get the water off of them. Once they've dried completely, we're then going to cut off the heads and then the tails to prepare them for further drying. Now that we've cut up our rose hips, we're going to want to place them on a dehydrator. As you can see, these are rather small so we've put a screen over our dehydrator to keep the rose hips from falling through. We're going to want to keep them on our dehydrator for about eight to ten hours. Or you can put them on a drying rack in the oven at the lowest temperature for about three hours. We prefer the dehydrator because it causes the rose hips to retain their color. Now that our rose hips are dry, we're going to want to store them in a cool, dry place. The refrigerator is ideal and they'll typically keep in the refrigerator for a few months. So, what I'm going to do is I'm just going to put them in a jar here. Put the lid on and then you've got rose hips for rose hip tea or syrup whenever you get ready to make it. This has been Ashley Fandino with Kathryn's Garden on how to store rose hips.


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