From the HBD Archive
From: perley@easygoer.crd.ge.com (Donald P Perley)
Subject: hops, water
Date: 1992-05-29 23:28:22 GMT

> Re. a question on hops: The first year will not yield any hops to speak
>of; it takes at least 2 years before you get any measurable harvest, and it
>is also dependent on the type of hops. Cascade grows faster in general than

My hops, of questionable descent, but somewhat Saazish were obtained from
the farm of a family of Czech descent. They had been growing on their farm
since prohibition :-). Anyway, it yielded 8 ounces the first year.
That is, I planted the root in the fall, and harvested 8 ounces the next
September. They claimed the fall is the best time to take root samples and
plant them. I guess the commercial guys take them in the fall and sell them
in the spring? I have never heard of commercial roots being available
in the fall.

-don perley

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