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B-Hoppy 03-17-2012 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by starsailor View Post
Oh, where did you get the info on the Canadian Red Vine variety. A fellow member threw in some on an exchange I did a couple of years back, but I haven't been able to find much info about them to brew that much with them. They grow like a weed on steroids and produce a ton of cones even in parital sun.

A fellow up in New York, Norm Soine(RIP), gave me some rhizomes back in the early 90's and no one knew anything about them. While visiting out in Oregon I asked Dr. Al Haunold. He did an oil profile on them and positivly ID"d them. So now they're growing at the research center collection. I never picked up anything really desirable 'aroma-wise' from them, but what do I know. I can smell pretty good, but not good enough to pick up what others can. http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles...ars/21679.html

Just got done digging for the day and here's a pic of the monster Redvine crown. it's been in the same location for about 14 years and gets cut back every Spring. Never had any escapees yet.

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