The ornamental value of rose flowers have been recognized and enjoyed since the dawn of civilization. A huge number of cultivars has been developed either as garden plants or for the cut rose market, and more recently as indoor pot plants. In addition, the fruits, i.e. the rose hips, have been identified as a source of ornamental value and are now being commercialised in several countries. Rose flowers are also used for rose oil production, and to a lesser extent, for direct consumption or making various types of food products like tea, jam and candy. Rose hips are similarly used for food products, and attention is now drawn also to their medicinal properties.


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  • Hilde Nybom
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  1. 1.Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesSweden

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