Candy Apple Red

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These bright red, berry-like fruits have been abundant everywhere we’ve hiked in the past month. I’ve sampled a few, and they’ve been slightly sweet and mealy so far, but supposedly they improve with a frost or two. I’ve seen so many I’ve considered harvesting a bag to see if they make good snacks dried. Know what they are?

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3 thoughts on “Candy Apple Red

  1. Big fat Rose Hips! Do they grow in Michigan?

    The plant is also known as simply Wild Rose, Rosa Woodsii.

  2. Rose hips grow everywhere…size depends on the rose variety. You can dry them, freeze them, make tea. I used to make rose hip jam, they were so big and plentiful!

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