Rosehip syrup

Rosehips are the fruits found on roses, and they are ready at around this time of year.  They’re rich in Vitamin C and rosehip syrup is very tasty.  This photo is of people collecting rosehips on our autumn foraging course.

rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

You might want to take a look at this post on different edible fruits and jellies that are common in the British Isles.


  • 1kg of rosehips
  • 3 litres of water
  • 500g of brown sugar

How to make rosehip syrup

  • Bring 2 litres of water to the boil
  • Chop the rosehips and add to the boiling water
  • Bring back to the boil, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes
  • Pour the liquid through a jelly bag and squeeze the juice gently
  • Put the liquid to one side
  • Add the pulp back into the pan with the remaining 1 litre of water and bring back to the boil
  • Steep for 20 minutes and then strain through the jelly bag
  • Pour all of the strained liquid into the pan and put back on the heat
  • Add the sugar and dissolve
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes
  • Bottle

rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

We make rosehip syrup, along with various jellies, james and cordials on our 2 day autumn forage; you can see plenty of photos from those course here and also on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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