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Old 08-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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Thanks ianw58! Here's another recent recipe: http://mountainroseblog.com/celebrat...-sweet-treats/

My Zeus are about 1/4 male this year. Out of the last 6 or so years, the only year that it was almost all female was very hot and dry. We had many days (close to a month) in the 90's and almost no rain. From a stress standpoint, it looks like a hot, dry growing season may be what this variety prefers as the years with more moderate temperatures tend to produce more male growth. Just an observation from NE Ohio.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #22
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B: Those cones are HUGE! Gotta ask, what's the bear for? You're not making a pie with it, are ya?

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:58 AM   #23
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Yeah, the Chinooks always do well no matter what the year has in store and this year they were beautiful. No way is Hoppy goin' in the pie. He's too old and it probably wouldn't come out, just likes hangin'!

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Just to confirm, hermaphrodite hops have sterile seeds so correct, no need to pull them. Female hops with seeds are a result of stress ie: too much hot weather, not enough nutrients, not enough water etc.

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Just to confirm, hermaphrodite hops have sterile seeds so correct, no need to pull them. Female hops with seeds are a result of stress ie: too much hot weather, not enough nutrients, not enough water etc.
Yep, yep, and yep. Nice pic! Cheers!
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I had some male flowers too on my second year Zeus..

Apparently Zeus is not genetically the same as Columbus, but I guess they really are closely related as it has the hermi tendency too..

Glad to know it is common with that variety and not just my growing conditions that are wrong.

I just ignored the male flowers.. did not even bother to pick them out.. I harvested a nice 5 gallon bucket full of cones yesterday and it is drying now.. The smell is pungent as hell..

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Thanks ianw58! Here's another recent recipe: http://mountainroseblog.com/celebrat...-sweet-treats/

My Zeus are about 1/4 male this year. Out of the last 6 or so years, the only year that it was almost all female was very hot and dry. We had many days (close to a month) in the 90's and almost no rain. From a stress standpoint, it looks like a hot, dry growing season may be what this variety prefers as the years with more moderate temperatures tend to produce more male growth. Just an observation from NE Ohio.

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Hop pie? Care to elaborate?
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Old tradition that's been in the family for generations. All I can say is that pectin (not shown in the picture) is added to help dissolve the strig, otherwise the pie is completely inedible . . .

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