Well, I've been waiting for the rose hips to turn red. Some got a tinge of red on them, but most don't before they turn brown and shrivel. I may give up on rose hip jelly. I cut into a green hip the other day and it is all choke and seed with not a hint of rose smell.
Oh well. On the other hand the orangequats (a cross between small oranges and kumquats about the size of a really large grape) are ripening and I've got 3 more limes ready to pick. I'll work on another batch of orangequat marmalade next week.
The brother-in-law suggested adding a few slivers of hot pepper (I've got some serranos that are red and ready) to a batch of the orangequats for a zingy jelly! I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
Those of you with roses that have nice fruits on them, let me know how you do with the jelly/syrup.
Thanks again for the warm welcome to the Organic Farmers group.
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