WTF are these? Can they be eaten safely? If so, what options are there for their preparation?

#1
Big harvest of these on a little tree on the edge of my little town.

The bizarre weather conditions of late have clearly been near-perfect for wotever-the-feck these t'ings are.

Being a big fan of scrumping (or foraging as the man-bun brigade would have it) I'd like to know what they are, and what if anything, I can do with them:

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#6
A type of rosehip i think . If so i think you can make a syrup from them with lots of sugar but very long winded for something which is sugar with a bit of a taste of rosehip .
 
#8
I would have been tempted to say a type of cherry but it has that bit at the bottom that apples and rosehips have .

Same situation here , town ringroad is full of fruit trees , cherrys , apples and some small yellow things . Fruit all over the roads at the moment .
 
#9
If they are confirmed as rosehip then the syrup is very high in Vitamin C.
An old farmer told me that itching powder - the bloody evil stuff you used to be able to buy in joke shops - is made from follicles found inside the fruit once dried.
I'm sure I once had a look and found something fitting the description. Top, tail, discard all but the flesh.
 
#10
If they are confirmed as rosehip then the syrup is very high in Vitamin C.
An old farmer told me that itching powder - the bloody evil stuff you used to be able to buy in joke shops - is made from follicles found inside the fruit once dried.
I'm sure I once had a look and found something fitting the description. Top, tail, discard all but the flesh.
Correct. We used to collect them for just that as kids.
 

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#12
Look like unripe damsons to me. Damsons/Plums are part of the Rosacae family, we're they from a bush or a tree, and can you cut them open do we can have a pic of the seed(s)
 

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#16
Correct. We used to collect them for just that as kids.
Yep, took the boy for a walk by the river today admiring the wild rises loadsa rosehips, reminded me if using them for that purpose
 

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#18
Crossed my mind - never seen hips so big, though

Rose hips, that is. My wife is not called Rose, and hers are truly mahoosive, given that she stands a mere five foot tall.
Was the tree in flower, rosehips are present when wild roses flower, look like the rose of Yorkshire
 
#20
Do not consume the seeds. The hairs on them can irritate your bowel.
 

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