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Old 02-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Can I grow hops in climate like this...?

Here is the weather chart of my town: (around the year)



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can I grow hops in this weather? or is it hot? or is it cold?

Is it cold enough for hops dormant stage?

Which hops variety can grow in this climate?


Thank you in advance

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Old 02-02-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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Better question is where are you located? They prefer at least 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day, which is typical of locations north of 34 latitude.

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Old 02-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #3
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You could grow some hops.
Your selection of hops will be different than the American West-- but you may have great success with English varieties given your moderate winters that we just can't grow well.
I would reccommend looking at EKG and Fuggles.
But growers closer to you would know more.

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With weather like that you are better off growing grapes.

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Hops are much more dependent on light changes than weather. Is it humid & rainy? Then you want hops with high mildew resistance.

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Better question is where are you located? They prefer at least 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day, which is typical of locations north of 34 latitude.
Yes, it gets sunshine for 10 hours. my only concern is the dormant cold period in winter, I think it's not that cold for hops
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You could grow some hops.
Your selection of hops will be different than the American West-- but you may have great success with English varieties given your moderate winters that we just can't grow well.
I would reccommend looking at EKG and Fuggles.
But growers closer to you would know more.
Thank you. I've made a little search. didn't find anyone growing hops in my town.
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With weather like that you are better off growing grapes.
didn't get it. do you mean it's not suitable for hops? why grapes? sorry
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Hops are much more dependent on light changes than weather. Is it humid & rainy? Then you want hops with high mildew resistance.
It is 11 hours light. 13 hours dark. it's dry, rainy in early summer.
do you mean that dormant period is not that important to be cold.
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It is important for it to be cold. That's part of the life cycle for hops. During the winter they vernalize. Many people grow hops where there's feet of snow covering them for months at a time and they perk up again the next year.

Where are you where the record high is the same all year? I'm assuming you're in Europe somewhere, or Australia.

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