Although most Damasks and Portlands produce only a seed or two per little hip, the old authors said that Rose du Roi was a prolific producer, and so is the rose in trade in the US. In the foreground is a hip on Rose du Roi "of commerce," and in the background is a hip on Pickering Four Seasons, which is also an exceptional seed producer for a Portland, but not really on the same level. Pickering's hip has the usual shape and color for a Damask, while Rose du Roi's are quite different.
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