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Old 06-16-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Bad year so far for hops?

It's been a pretty crappy spring/early summer here in MI... tons and tons and tons of rain, and below average temps. My hops are in their second year, 20 plants, 10 varieties, and I have constructed a beautiful 18' tall trellis system for them... but I have 3 or 4 plants that are about 8' tall right now, and many others closer to 3' and 4'... and a couple even smaller than that. I would have expected these to be MUCH taller by now...

Thoughts??????

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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And when in MI do these STOP growing upward??? Leaves are pretty small too, compared to hop plants I have seen other people growing farther south in the warmer climates.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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I am a little north of you, on the north side of Traverse City. I am loving how my crop is doing this year. Lots of rain is helping mine.

I am already seeing hundreds of aphids though. I am probably going to stop growing next year because of the aphids.

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What kind of heights are you getting so far?

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Hell, mine are in their third year, but i think this is the BEST weather/year they've ever had. The rain and heat are shooting these to the sky.

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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Im near Holland, MI and this is my first year growing Hops. My cascades are doing the best with some that are near 12-14 feet already. My centennials and willametes are between 4-10 feet tall. I dont know if this is normal growth or not for this time of year.

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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i've got some second year cascades and northern brewers in grand rapids that are upwards of 20 ft and more second year cascades and nb in elk rapids that are around 10-15 because the trellis got put up late this year. the ones in grand rapids are further along this year than last but thats most likely bc they are in their second year

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I am a little north of you, on the north side of Traverse City. I am loving how my crop is doing this year. Lots of rain is helping mine.

I am already seeing hundreds of aphids though. I am probably going to stop growing next year because of the aphids.
Mine are HUGE. My cascades are going wild, I've been hacking the hallertauer like crazy because they are out of control and going everywhere, and the chinook are up and over the greenhouse and still going crazy.

I don't have any mold problems or aphids.

My first year hops from Conpewter are about 6' tall- the willamette and centennials.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:36 AM   #9
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My cascade and Chinook are all past the top of the trellis. I have had these plants for about 5 years, and this is the best they have ever looked. Even my Centennials are looking better this year, and they have never produced well. Of my 70 plants I think about 60 of them are experiencing their best year yet.

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Get some lady bugs also make a warm casing tea and u will get rid of them

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