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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2015, 09:25:28 PM »
Frank, if the rhizomes do not work out as well as you had planned, you will do better by ordering whole crowns or field-grade plants from Great Lakes Hops for a fall planting than waiting until next spring to plant rootstock.  I never experienced an appreciable first-year yield until I planted crowns and field-grade plants in the fall.  I was skeptical at first because my current hop yard was not my first rodeo, but I can confirm that the photographic results on Lynn Kemme's website are real. 


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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2015, 11:28:58 PM »
Frank, if the rhizomes do not work out as well as you had planned, you will do better by ordering whole crowns or field-grade plants from Great Lakes Hops for a fall planting than waiting until next spring to plant rootstock.  I never experienced an appreciable first-year yield until I planted crowns and field-grade plants in the fall.  I was skeptical at first because my current hop yard was not my first rodeo, but I can confirm that the photographic results on Lynn Kemme's website are real.

+1 I am happy to pay the premium for such quality from Great Lakes Hops.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2015, 02:29:55 AM »
FINALLY have some sprouts. 4-12-15   8)   pics to follow
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2015, 04:36:02 AM »
Thanks Mark, we shall see what the rhizomes do. I know to not expect much yield first year. I just hope they survive our weather and grow, even if they don't produce right away
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2015, 04:08:00 PM »
Here are my 2nd year chinook Columbus centennial and willamette going up to the deck


1st year comet going up to the roof


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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2015, 06:36:06 PM »
My Cascades are only about 8' tall, but I've been picking cones since mid May.  I've got a couple of ounces so far.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2015, 12:18:53 AM »
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2015, 08:10:33 PM »
Harvest weekend here. Pulled a few pounds off some of the ladies - Cents, Zeus and Columbus, Cascade and the Mt Hood.





Man it takes a lot of time to pick, but will be nice this winter to reach into the freezer.
Good year overall; I underestimated the weight of a fully laden plant. The Wind took the Mt Hood's half inch steel rod support and bent it right over. This Zeus only bent a little. 

The "oast" smells pretty good and my fingers are still sticky.
Cheers to the homegrown harvest. 8)

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2015, 09:29:19 PM »
Chinook was decent others were poor to a loss. Too wet, downy mildew was a problem.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2015, 08:48:55 PM »
Hops Direct said No amarillo this season  ......grrrr.  Bought a lb. from amazon hop union
and suspect that they are 2014 crop (only 8 left) ...oh well least I will have some .....
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2015, 02:16:01 AM »
Chinook was decent others were poor to a loss. Too wet, downy mildew was a problem.

Japanese Beetles did so much damage to my hills this year that I did even bother to harvest the cones that were produced.  I reduced my hop yard to 6 hills two weeks ago.  Twelve hills was more than I could use and more than I wanted to pick.  I was 100% positive that the hop with no name was Columbus. I hate Columbus, so those hills fell this year along with Spalt Select (a waste of time to grow in my climate) and Southern Cross.  Southern Cross grew well for a first year hills, but Japanese beetles love it.   I am not down to Cascade, Early Cluster, and Wye Yoeman.  Wye Yeoman also grew well for first-year hills, which was surprising because British cultivars are not fond of my soil and climate. 

Japanese Beetle Damage to Spalt Select (they were nice enough to leave me with a skeletonized large leaf in the lower right-hand side of the bine)