Hops do well in San Diego, at least for the homebrewer. You can put them in the ground immediately, but don't expect a lot of growth until the Spring. They may or may not die back, depends on the temperatures. Make certain you have correct and durable labels for the plants, so you don't join the 'can anyone identify these hops' group next Fall.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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