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2015 Hop season
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:01:26 PM »
Less than 80 days till the little monsters show themselves  ;D
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »
We need a Groundhog day for hops.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 07:50:06 PM »
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 08:16:22 PM »
It's been so warm here that I am worried they are going to sprout up too soon. It's cold for a day or two then warm for 4 or 5. Last year was the first year I planted hops and they grew nice but no hops. Hoping for some this year. I just think it would be cool to see hops come in.

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 08:43:39 PM »
I purchased some rhizomes this year for the first time, cant wait to get started
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 08:57:12 AM »
We've had an extremely warm winter here and I'm also fearful shoots will start to appear in the next few weeks only to get killed off by a late couple of cold days at the end of the month. I replanted my crowns over the winter and had to hack off the bottom of the taproots so the shoots may be a little late to rise.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 09:46:10 AM »
Less than 80 days till the little monsters show themselves  ;D

I'm pulling mine out this year.  Too much hassle.  Anybody want a giant 12 year old Cascade rhizome?  Pickup only!
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 05:25:48 PM »
Denny, how about you raffle off the crown for new book funds ?


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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 08:12:12 AM »
Denny, how about you raffle off the crown for new book funds ?

Excellent idea!!  Denny, remember a few years back when Dave@Freshops raffled off some historical Cascade crowns on ebay? ;D  Big money!!

I doubt you could get enough to buy the Bus,
but maybe some gas money?



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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 07:32:04 PM »
I'm pulling mine out this year.  Too much hassle.  Anybody want a giant 12 year old Cascade rhizome?  Pickup only!

You are going to need a backhoe to dig that crown out!

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 07:37:14 PM »
I dug out a few crowns last fall in order to plant more latitude 39-friendly cultivars.  I kept the hop with no name, Cascade, and Spalt Select (which performed surprisingly well).  I added Early Cluster (Cluster is an awesome, but overlooked hop), another Challenger selection, Southern Brewer, Southern Cross, and Yeoman.

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 07:52:32 PM »
I dug out a few crowns last fall in order to plant more latitude 39-friendly cultivars.  I kept the hop with no name, Cascade, and Spalt Select (which performed surprisingly well).  I added Early Cluster (Cluster is an awesome, but overlooked hop), another Challenger selection, Southern Brewer, Southern Cross, and Yeoman.

I am very interested in Early Cluster. Was looking at Late Cluster myself. Super Alpha would be a good one for your latitude. Beautiful foliage as well. I will continue growing it as an ornamental if I don like the flavors.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2015, 07:26:19 AM »
I checked on the plants yesterday and two of four crowns have already broken through. Weather predictions say we're done with cold weather for the year but I don't put too much faith in that.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2015, 08:12:47 AM »
I wouldn't sweat any early shooters a whole lot. Even if it frosts, they'll die and be replaced by others.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2015, 05:43:51 PM »
I am very interested in Early Cluster. Was looking at Late Cluster myself. Super Alpha would be a good one for your latitude. Beautiful foliage as well. I will continue growing it as an ornamental if I don like the flavors.

I looked at that New Zealand culivar, but decided against it because I already have a "super alpha" cultivar that grows like a weed at lattitude 39.  Sadly, this hop has no name because it was mispropagated at some point.   There is no exact match from an alpha/beta and oil point of view either.

Here are the reports that I received from Alpha Analytics (Hop Union's lab) for the hop with no name:





 
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