OK rose experts. I need to know when rose hips are ripe to collect seeds? I've heard that seeds are ripe even though the hips are not brown/mature. Other sources say they must be fully mature and beginning to split.
I am anxious to try growing from seed and need all the help you can give.
If you do collect, the rose seeds will probably need to stay in the fridge for awhile. After I collect my hips, I clean the seeds and stick them in damp paper towels and in labeled plastic baggies. They usually germinate in the fridge.