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Old 03-08-2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default Do hops grow in West Central Florida on the Gulf of Mexico?

I live near Crystal River and am interested in growing hops. Any idea if they will grow in the climate about 60 miles North of Tampa on the Gulf of Mexico?

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No personal experience here, but I think I've read of florida brewers having Cascades grow well down here.

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I grew some Cascade last year. I am not sure if mine survived the fall and winter. I have not seen any signs of life yet this year. Maybe I'll go dig around tonight.

I am not that far from you, about an hour north.

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I grew some Cascade last year. I am not sure if mine survived the fall and winter. I have not seen any signs of life yet this year. Maybe I'll go dig around tonight.

I am not that far from you, about an hour north.

My avatar is a picture of a Cascade from last year.
@ Pick... cool, high springs isn't too far. We should brew together one day SOON!. Have your hops sprouted yet? Mine haven't been delivered yet
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I just got my Centennial and Nugget in the mail today. I order based on disease resistance. Hopefully they do well- I'm an hour or so south of you both

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I just got my Centennial and Nugget in the mail today. I order based on disease resistance. Hopefully they do well- I'm an hour or so south of you both
I'd be really interested in your progress. Please try to update this thread (pics!). Thanks. I might also need your address before I make my next IPA
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Planted 4 Cascade rhizomes today. I'm in the Brandon area...

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Planted cascade and centennial about 4 weeks ago (maybe 3) in pots, they are both 4 feet high already. My HOA will probably nix my 10 foot tall lattice work.
I'm in southeast florida. Don't know how the flowers will turn out.

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Just got a notice that RebelBrewer is shipping their rhizomes. I'm kinda miffed at their turn around time though... would have liked to have had them in the ground 2 weeks ago. I understand they are waiting on their supplier; would have been nice to receive mine on a Friday or Saturday rather than (my luck) on a Monday or Tuesday and have to wait 5 days till weekend to plant. grumble, grumble, grumble. [I sound like my Dad].

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