Saw this giganto rose hip in a parking strip garden the other day. Guessing it’s a rugosa rose of some sort, man that was a big ol’ hip! I should have put my thumb in for scale, it was practically as big as a plum. (No, I’m not going to make any plump posterior comments, beyond the post’s title…)
Kind of looks like a mini pomegranate or a purple tomato. I’ve never grown rugosas, but they make a good tough plant for the street garden as long as you are willing to prune out their suckers. The flowers aren’t as showy or fragrant as hybrid roses, but they are virtually disease-free and don’t seem to require nearly so much care. The hips are even edible, and they contain a ton of Vitamin C.