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Old 01-05-2008, 12:33 AM   #31
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Back OT. Mine fried in June and they were on emitters watered vigorously.

I need to get them some shade in the PM.



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Old 01-18-2008, 07:25 PM   #32
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Out here in the California high desert my plants suffer from the heat as well despite religious watering. I have Willaette, Tettnanger, Cascade, Fuggle, and Hallertauer. If you use containers outside in a hot climate/full sun, make sure they aren't the black plastic ones like nurseries use. I had problems doing that with other plants, not just hops. Four of my plants are in the ground and they still just get too hot in the summer. I need to relocate them to a place that gets at least partial afternoon shade.



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Old 01-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #33
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Idaho is the 3rd largest producer of Hop in the nation and it can be over 100 in july for two weeks straight and the hop fields get NO shade whatsoever. Also the Yakima valley can get pretty damn hot too, that is where most of the domestic ones come from.

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Old 01-18-2008, 07:44 PM   #34
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Yeah, but we get around 8 weeks of that 100+... Everything wilts during the day.

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Old 01-18-2008, 07:54 PM   #35
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Slightly OT.

My wife's cousin has a bunch in their backyard. They didn't plant them and use them as an ornamental. She said I can take all the cones next year.

I realize it will be a shot in the dark but I'm willing to experiment but my question is are there any bad (ie not suitable for brewing) varities of Hops?

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Slightly OT.

My wife's cousin has a bunch in their backyard. They didn't plant them and use them as an ornamental. She said I can take all the cones next year.

I realize it will be a shot in the dark but I'm willing to experiment but my question is are there any bad (ie not suitable for brewing) varities of Hops?

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Just for reference, the majority of domestic ornamental hops tend to be Cluster...
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Yeah, but we get around 8 weeks of that 100+... Everything wilts during the day.
Usually, you can really stretch out a plant's ability to survive in extreme heat by heavy mulch and drip irrigation. They'll wilt horribly in the day but 'spring back' in the evening. We don't get to the 100's regularly but we do get streches in the high 90's and not a drop of moisture and I can grow just about anything as long as it doesn't need over 120 days. Shade cloth is another consideration as well.
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I just want to be included in this thread

With 128 sq' of food plot in the back yard and yall saying they like a little shade, I got just the spot. C'mon spring!

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Yeah, growing hops in the desert. Good luck with that.
I guess you have never been to or heard of Yakima.....
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Idaho is the 3rd largest producer of Hop in the nation

Could Idaho be talked into separating from the Union..??

We could install a friendly government, and start dividing the.. er, the goods !


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