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sweetcell 02-09-2012 07:40 PM

bryan - keep in mind that large farms, with hundreds or thousands of plants, would have more disease problems than a small grower like yourself with under a dozen.

disease resistance is something i was quite concerned about when i selected which hops to grow. my area has all sorts of wilts and other nasties in the soil. our tomatoes suffer from fusarium every year and UMD's agricultural extension service informed me that verticillium wilt is a known issue. here's what i ended up ordering:


Originally Posted by sweetcell (Post 3732030)
just put in my order last night: i got one each of nugget, sterling, santiam, spalter select and centennial from greatlakeshops.com. my choices were based mostly on disease resistance (we have both bugs and wilts here), ability to grow in heat, flavor/use profiles (i.e. looked for a variety across my selection) and storability. varieties that didn't make the cut only because of lack of space (i.e. could have been on the list) - chinook, vojvodina, wye challenger, and newport.

just thought i'd share in case anyone was looking to make a choice and wanted some input. then again, maybe i took way too a scientific appraach to this decision. many people have said "just grow what you like", so YMMV.

along with disease resistance, i also gave heavy weighting to heat tolerance since summers in the DC area can be brutal. that might be a little less of a concern for you in NH so it might open up the selection a little for you. i remember that i rejected Perle, Ultra, Crystal and Mt. Hood because of their heat sensitivity.

and definitely heed my "YMMV" warning. just because a variety isn't known for having a resistance doesn't mean that it automatically become an issue. the agricultural extension informed me that while my area has verticillium, it's only a problem after heavy rains and in poorly drained soils - depending where you plant it, a verticillium-sensitive hop might do just fine around here.

evwoller 02-09-2012 08:15 PM

Having problems with fungi? I use potassium bicarb, cell wall rupturing ensues and I am happy and the plant gets foliar fed with potassium for awesome fruits and flowers. If you are in a rush and don't have much spare cash a little baking soda goes a long way.

DarkBrood 02-10-2012 12:56 AM


Originally Posted by sweetcell
attached are the two PDFs. please upload and send me the link, whenever you get around to it. no rush :-)

also attached is the original spreadsheet (in legal format) in case you wanna slice n' dice it according to your needs.

Here are the hosted files: :mug:


Or for direct links:



zrule 02-10-2012 03:17 AM

Excellent job, been trying to figure out what hops to grow in place of my second Cascade....this will difinitely help. thanks

DarkBrood 02-10-2012 01:29 PM

I'll probably be starting my own thread for it tonight, but since this is so related....

I just posted up the "alpha" version of my hops datasheet...still needs some cleaning up and a little more reformatting, but it's a solid set of data from reliable sources.

Here is the file: http://www.digitalgibson.com/beer/da...sDatabase.xlsx (234KB)

4x4jeep74 02-16-2012 01:17 AM

sweetcell, I was going over your spreadsheet and seeing what was available out there, and found that Hops Direct have one thats not on your list. It's called Cluster, and that it grows well. with AA% 5.5 - 8.5 and duel purpose .Just thought you would like to add it.

Katahdin 02-16-2012 02:34 PM

Thanks for sharing. It was very helpful for determining which hops the add this year. Adding Centennial, Magnum, and Willamette to the hop garden.

eanmcnulty 02-19-2012 03:14 PM

This is a really nice reference. Thanks

TroyC 03-02-2012 02:24 PM

Sweet, just what i was looking for

Thanks for putting this together.


sweetcell 03-03-2012 05:22 PM

update time! the links in the first post of this thread have been updated to point to a new version of the spreadsheet, so please replace any copies you currently have with the new one. changes:
20120302: added Cluster (per 4x4jeep74's request) and Summit (previously proprietary, now available to the public - thanks MarkT). Added HSI% to storage column. Added various aroma and beer style notes. Removed PDFs as attachments to the forum due to size limitation, PDFs now stored by DarkBrood (thanks buddy!)
So, any support for making this thread a sticky? :mug:

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