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Old 04-09-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Hop Growers in San Fran and Sacremento area

An just starting to grow my own hops and was wondering if anyone in the area has had any luck and what hops y'all are growing.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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I just started too. Planted cascade, chinook, nugget, and fuggles in west sacramento. I'm curious what everyone else is planting and their successes in nor cal.

I tried to get a variety of flavor and aroma hops and a variety of growing conditions, hot/cool climate thickness but only have space for a few plants.

We'll see how it turns out at the end of the season and next year.

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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I am trying my hand at 5 different varieties myself. Cascade, Northern Brewer, Hallertauer, tettnanager and willamette. My buddy has had great success with with willamette. I am goin to see what grows best and go with it.

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Cool let me know if you ever want to trade hops. You can never have too much variety. Hopefully all of the species thrive.

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Yea they do pretty well here in Ca, in fact most of the central valley was hop yards at one point.
Ive got casccade and willamette now, I just put some chinnok in yesterday. I try to get the varieties that match our climate (hot/dry)

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For sure ill be home from afghanistan in the next week I'll let you know what's growing.

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I have 10 fuggles. 1 third year and 9 2nd year. They seem to do pretty good.

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That's good to hear that your fuggles are doing well. I was worried that it might be too hot and that they might suffer in the heat. It's already been 2 weeks with no sprouts and I'm getting anxious. =)

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Hallertauer and Willamette are already sprouting. But it's still mild here. Not hot yet.

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Mary from Hops-Meister is a commercial grower in Lake County. He's having good success with Cascade, Chinook, Nugget, and Columbus. From my brief conversation with him Fuggle was not very happy with the heat in the area.

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