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Lufkin, TX

July 29, 2001
4:29 AM

Post #9526

How do you open rose hips? What is the easist way?? The little hairs in the hips eat me up. They break my hands and arms our with a rash that kinda looks like poison ivy/oak. Any suggestions?
Cordova, MD

July 29, 2001
4:35 AM

Post #102210

Gee, Cine-
I'm new at this and have noidea- but I'm sure help is on the way- sounds like yu definiately have an illergic reaction-maybe wears gloves when you're doing it...
okay- Louisa, Paulgrow, and so many others- can't wait to hear this solution!


Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2001
1:39 PM

Post #102292

I have never heard of anyone being allergic to hips.
As jss suggested I would wear rubber gloves when handling them.

Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2001
5:36 PM

Post #102402

Cine there are many, many plants that can cause an allergic reaction and yes, rose hips also. Please take a look at this site for more info.
Olive Branch, MS
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2001
1:57 AM

Post #102659

Try "fermenting" them in a dish of water for a day or two like you would do with tomato seeds. The outer covering should soften up enough to allow it to be removed to access the hips within. Many species of plants need to be "digested" in order to be able to be viable. Rose hips aren't one of them, but a bit of that treatment won't hurt them.

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