Originally Posted by neo2199a
Happen to know if LHBS would be interested in purchasing locally grown hops? Does anyone have experience in this?
Depends i guess. Out here you would be selling them at such a ridiculously low price that it wouldnt even be worth it unless you had a huge plot of land and all the infrastructure to deal with harvesting quickly and efficiently.
We can get 2oz of hops for $2-3 for pretty much any strain out here in Oregon, they must be buying them at 50-75% of that price whole sale... Assume a VERY GOOD mature(3+ year) plant from what i can tell will give you a 16oz dry, your not pulling in much $$.
Now when you talk about harvesting hundreds if not thousands of plants in a day or two with the proper harvesting equipment it becomes more feasible lol.
As for OP's question, pretty much anything will grow out here. Some of the European varieties struggle a bit more or just dont put out as many hops.
I just put in Columbus, Cascade and Newport. Cascade is ridiculously big, the other two are doing great as well.
A lot of the success of y our hops will have to deal with how high you can realistically rig them up, after having constant sun of course.