hop cones forming

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Re: hop cones forming

Post #11 by ECH » 3 years ago

Took these the other day.

Knock on wood, but haven't seen any pests at all on mine. Had the odd leaf with a hole or 2 in it, but nothing that is decimating them.

2nd year plants, might have just enough to add to a couple of batches.


From left to right, Golding, Fuggles, and 2 Chinook
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2 Chinook overhead, Fuggles to the left (loaded) and Golding on the far left.
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Closeup of the Fuggles
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Closeup of one of the Chinook
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Last year I got 7 Chinook cones from one plant (1st year plants, so wasn't expecting much), think I will get a few more this year.
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Re: hop cones forming

Post #12 by Doc_Drive » 3 years ago

Your chinook hops seems almost ready to be picked. Are they springy yet and fragrant? Gorgeous plants!
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Post #13 by ECH » 3 years ago

Honestly not sure. I thought Chinooks were generally ready later than other varieties (later than Fuggles anyway), so I haven't really don't anything with them as far as testing to see if they were "ready"

They got a much later start than people in the rest of the country, considering there was still 3ft of snow in my back yard come April 1!!
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Post #14 by JimmehBrew » 3 years ago

Mine should be ready to harvest this weekend, cones are full but still green smelly last weekend.
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Post #15 by oro » 3 years ago

my first year cascade are the best producers, the fuggles and cenntenial not near what I expected once dry I dont expect more than a few ounces of each, the fuggles is getting worms burrowing into the cones and eating them, the cenntenial has a few beetles eating leafs(working on identifying them) but look like a type of chaffer

next year I need a better trellis system and better fertilizing routine
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Post #16 by oro » 3 years ago

loosing allot of hops to these bastards, they burrow in a small hole and kill the cone, some cones have 3 worms in them- really hit my fuggles, and now centennial, cascade cones are still small and not hit yet


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Post #17 by ECH » 3 years ago

That sucks!!

Picked a couple of mine....lots of lupine in them, but they are still quite spongy, and quite green. No smell on the outside at all, but when I opened one up....wow.

Fuggles had more aroma than the Chinook did.
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Post #18 by JimmehBrew » 3 years ago

Geez that suck Fred, wonder where they blew in from.
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Post #19 by Winger » 3 years ago

I've harvested Hallertau, Mount Hood, Chinook, Willamette, and Cascade. Centennial and Golding are in line soon. :D
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Re: hop cones forming

Post #20 by Doc_Drive » 3 years ago

I think they're almost like the cabbage worms that come from those white butterflies... they've ruined some good cauliflower and Cole slaw for me... buggers!

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