HW recognized an annoying spiky bush as a rosehip bush, and we harvested almost all the fruit off of it to dry it, although the bush fought back.
I was skeptical about the value of rosehips until he reduced a bunch of them down and made this amazing syrup. Now I’m a big fan of rosehips. I notice them unpicked in other people’s yards and also that they are almost unaffected by the freezing temperatures.
Rosehip syrup: Boil equal parts water and rosehips for an hour, then reduce heat, mashing fruit occasionally. Sieve out seeds and skins and discard. Add honey (1:8 parts) and simmer down to desired consistency. Add pectin to make jam.