I have a mysterious hop plant in the yard that just appeared a few years ago.
It is a long ways away from any other hop, so I know it is not one of my known varieties.
It is very distinctive and appears the same every year:
-very long pale yellow cones
-individual cones are pendulous and hang on long distinct stems
-leaves are all very incised and deeply lobed.
-aroma of the flowers is strong and a bit dankish
-pale yellow lupulin
Nearest plants are Chinook, Cascade, Santiam, Northern Brewer, and a native neomexicanus
. Also, the year before these appeared I had a male Crystal about 120 feet away. Not sure if those are clues or not.
Here are some pictures:
I realize this is a shot in the dark, and that individual hops vary...but anyone have any ideas on other varieties that have these traits?