Originally Posted by alpha_acid
That is what I was guessing. How old will they be when they reach the customers door?
I have thinking about wet hops, are they better for a dry hop or kettle hop? I'm guessing they would better as dry hops.
Here is what I know for sure. They will be shipped within 24 hours of harvest and we are having them shipped overnight to us. Once we receive a variety in the store all of that variety will ship out that day (Which is why we are requiring separate orders for each variety you want to order). After that it is just dependent on the transit time to you, which is based on your location and shipping method chosen. You could have them as fresh as a couple of days old.
Most wet hop recipes call for boil additions with almost all of the additions being 30 minutes or less left in the boil. If you wanted to "Dry" hop with wet/fresh hops you would have to have a beer ready for the additions when they came in. I would also worry about grassy flavor added to a beer the was "Dry Hopped" with wet hops.
Edit: The pic on each different variety is the ground transit time from our location (zip code 30062) so you can have an idea on the transit time if you chose ground shipping.