Japanese Rose from HOKKAIDO

Japanese Rose (Rosa rugosa)

Japanese Rose is called “Hamanasu” in Japan. The flowers have a rose-like scent. It is a wild rose which is native to the coast of northern Japan and it is characteristic in that only one flower blooms per plant. In autumn, it bears red, sweet and sour fruits. Because its shape and texture resembles a pear, “Hamanasu” it is said to be originally called "Hamanashi. "(“Hama” means coast and "Nashi" means pear in Japanese)The fruit is rich in vitamin C, so it is often added in rose hip tea.