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Offline piper55

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july hop harvest
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:13:25 PM »
 my chinook hops are so out of control I will be harvesting this thing in a couple of weeks,I mean ounces and ounces of hops not just a few, Its nice dont get me wrong but I am in Connecticut and I have never heard of such an early hop harvest.

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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 06:04:04 PM »
My cascade hops are about a month ahead of schedule compared to last year.  The mild winter and spring here in southwest Indiana got the hops started early this year.  The bines are close to 25 ft tall and loaded with big plump cones.  I'm thinking harvest should be somewhere around mid July.  It will be interesting to see how they tolerate the high 90 degree temps and high humidity coming the at the end of this week. 

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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 09:17:32 PM »
 we are about the same latitude so i guess its just a good season, my cascade are big but just starting to flower

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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 01:18:53 PM »
Mine too, are just beginning to flower.
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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 10:27:06 AM »
Harvested my Cascade hops this morning... about a month ahead of last year. This one plant, in its second year, yielded 7.7 ounces (wet).  Off to the garage attic to dry. 
The Fuggle plants are very disappointing this year as far as yield is concerned.  A lot of follage, but few cones and they are small. 
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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 08:00:07 PM »
 I have been cherry picking it,a few oz. so far but it just keeps flowering,its awesome huge 3 inch cones. I see a chinook ipa all winter.

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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 12:28:34 PM »
Just harvested another 6.4 oz. (wet) of cascade this afternoon.  This one plant yielded nearly 14 oz. of hops this year compared to just a few oz. in its first year.  I'm not sure what the average yield is for a single plant, but I'm impressed with this one plant. 
Just the opposite with the Fuggle plants.  Two plants... almost nothing to harvest.  I doubt that I'll get more than a couple of ounces.  I may not even harvest the small cones on this plant.  Both plants look unhealthy.

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Re: july hop harvest
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 05:35:27 PM »
I ended up with 12 oz. on a single plant dry weight.sap oozing off it

 

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