I planted a rose bush (Rosa canina) a few years ago. This year there were some lovely looking rose hips that I decided to harvest. Then I was puzzled. How do I “process” them? A bit of Internet searching indicated it would be good to remove the “seeds with hairs.”
Well, I did not get around to this until after the hips had been drying on the counter for a long, long time. When I did pick up the knife to slice a rose hip open, I found it was easy to cut. And I found all those seeds . . . with lots of small hairs which felt like they could be really irritating.
Now that I’ve studied this photo more closely, I see I need to go back and brush off the hairs even more from the hips. I did nibble a tiny piece of rose hip while working with them and found it deliciously tart — as I had anticipated given its reported Vitamin C content.