Originally Posted by maierhof
Fwiw I called one of the major farms up in Oregon last year when I did my homework. I talked directly to the owner/operator and he mentioned that if I were to choose anything with "C" in the first letter of the name there shouldn't be an issue in my area. I live on the Peninsula in the Bay Area (SF) and I grew Cascade and a Nugget with great success this year. Hope that helps!
Thanks! Yes, I'm hearing the same thing about the "C" hops.
I imagine you'd have a better choice of varieties to grow since you are in a cooler more coastal climate. Our challenge here is the dry heat of summer and I'm sure we'll have fewer varieties to choose from.
A couple of sources I've read indicate we might have some success with Galena, Northern Brewer and Nugget in our area. May try a couple rhizomes of each just to see how they do.
Are you growing hops now?