Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

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Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64679Post roseseek
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:32 am

At the Heritage Rose Foundation conference at The Huntington Library a few weekends ago, John Bagnaso of the Central Coast Rose Society, told me about a new Keith Zary hybrid Rugosa he's calling Sweet Hips. He said Keith doesn't exaggerate, and he described the hips as being 2+" in diameter, though his wife described them as larger. I just remembered as I saw Sweet Hips listed on the CCRS Rare Rose Auction. There are two auction lists. One is the silent auction at his link. http://www.savetheroses.com/silentauction.php

Sweet Hips is on the live auction at this link. http://www.savetheroses.com/liveauction.php

They accept on line bidding and will hold the plants until it's safe in your zone for planting. Unfortunately, Friday, the twelfth, is the last day for on line bidding. http://www.ccrsauction.com/index.php
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Re: Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64736Post Jwindha
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:47 am

If I'm understanding correctly, the auction link has 'Sweet Hips' listed for introduction in 2017?

However, Gurney's Seed & Nursery Co. has a "Sweet Hips Rose" for sale:
http://www.gurneys.com/product/sweet-hips-rose

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Re: Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64737Post Jwindha
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:49 am

Whoops, never mind. Just saw that it's listed under "New for 2017"!

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Re: Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64738Post roseseek
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:24 pm

Right on both accounts, Jonathan!
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Re: Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64739Post jbergeson
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:49 pm

All right, you guys, you made me order another rose. One that will sidetrack me from my primary breeding goals. :)

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Re: Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64740Post roseseek
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Good! Hopefully it proves to be a marvelous landscaping plant for your area. Imagine being the ONLY one in the area who can offer such a novelty! And, who knows? Perhaps they may even taste good enough to use in cooking? Triple marketing...fruit/edible; landscaping; rose garden!
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Re: Sweet Hips at the CCRS Rare Rose Auction

Post: # 64741Post jbergeson
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:29 am

Kim, we'll have to see about the iron chlorosis that plagues rugosas in my area. Might have to reopen one of those old threads on edible hips to get ideas for crossing it to increase edibility. I think someone had suggested an old china rose (Old Blush?) as maybe one that might get rid of those little hairs.

I was thinking of crossing it with my R. carolina seedling that had a stunning fall display of hips this year. Although putting tetraploid pollen on rugosas sometimes gets a little goofy.

Anybody have suggestions for roses with great tasting hips?

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