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mbtech 09-13-2009 07:31 PM

Amarillo Rhizomes
 
So I've been searching for Amarillo rhizomes and no luck. I hear that it is somehow patented and there is no way to get rhizomes. Am I correct on this? If so, is the Amarillo hop a cross made in a lab or something?

weirdboy 09-13-2009 07:36 PM

Yes. There's one farmer in Washington (state) who has the patent on Amarillo, and the entire crop each year is grown on his farm.

Cheeto 09-13-2009 07:44 PM

Yakima/Moxee area
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&num=50&q=Moxee+Hop+Ranches&ie=UTF8&ll=46.288322,-119.722459&spn=0.013138,0.039182&t=h&z=15

Look at all of those hops

TimBrewz 09-13-2009 09:18 PM

Amarillo and Simcoe are both private strains grown in that area. There is no legal way to get a rhizome of either strain.

cuinrearview 09-13-2009 11:52 PM

Does anyone know if any of the other available rhizomes were once proprietary like Simcoe, Amarillo, Warrior, etc. are. Just wondering if these varieties will be available at some point or if we just need to wait for something better to be developed that replaces them on a farm that doesn't need to lock them up. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about capitalism, but I needs me some legal amarillo and simcoe rhizomes!

I'm sure it's already been talked about here, but hopsdirect has lbs. of amarillo for $13.50!!

mbtech 09-14-2009 01:42 AM

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&num=50&q=Moxee+Hop+Ranches&ie=UTF8&ll=46.288322,-119.722459&spn=0.013138,0.039182&t=h&z=15
Wow, so that is the exact place where the Amarillo hop is grown?

mbtech 09-14-2009 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimBrewz (Post 1544927)
Amarillo and Simcoe are both private strains grown in that area. There is no legal way to get a rhizome of either strain.

Funny you mention "legal". I wonder if there is a black market for hop rhizomes, lol.

samc 09-14-2009 03:55 PM

Black clothing, night vision goggles and crawl inside the farm - pull up a root and run for it.

Or just send hopsdirect a few bucks - that's the way I went!

mbtech 09-15-2009 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samc (Post 1546248)
Black clothing, night vision goggles and crawl inside the farm - pull up a root and run for it.

Or just send hopsdirect a few bucks - that's the way I went!

Man, the covert op sounds like fun....but I'll prob just buy the hops instead (or did you mean they sell the rhizome?). On a different note, do you know what grows best in the Dallas, TX area? My mother-in-law has Golding, Willamette, Cascade, and Centennial growing in Kansas. I've got a Chinook started this year in a planter and will go into the ground next spring.

TimBrewz 09-15-2009 04:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbtech (Post 1545343)
Funny you mention "legal". I wonder if there is a black market for hop rhizomes, lol.

I know a guy who lives in that area, he has alluded to the whole nighttime commando mission armed with trowel, pocket knife and plastic bag....I just can't justify the possibility of explaining my story to a judge;)


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