Pomifera Rose?

How easy is the apple rose, villosa/pomifera to work with in breeding? Is it worth experimenting with other than for it’s huge hips? I was just curious since I love multi-season interest and wanted to know more about it before purchasing.



Max, if you search the forum under both names, you will get some past results. Because R. villosa is a tetraploid from the dog rose group, it passes 3 sets of chromosomes through the egg, and 1 though the sperm (pollen). In this respect, it is like R. glauca, which has been discussed rather a lot on this forum. Of course, discussions of R. glauca tend to focus on its leaf color. An idea that has been circulating for a long time is that, if either species is crossed as a seed parent with some normal diploid pollen, the resulting