Add setigera to the list of roses with fast maturing hips

To my surprise my original setigera set hips this spring. First hips it’s (ok, she’s ) set in seven years.

So I didn’t know how fast they’d mature.

I harvested them today, about eleven weeks after the blooms were fertilized.

Just in case anyone else is waiting for setigeras’ hips to ripen.

I think setigera ‘inermmis’ would be fun to play with eventually. Do we know the ploidy?

I’ve been very interested in this species too. It can yield beautiful very-double descendants. (i.e. Jean Lafitte, Long John Silver, etc.)

I think Henry said its descendants didn’t necessarily have good health however.

Health can be fixed, though.