Got a call from a buddy telling me to come and harvest his wife's hops. The plant is over 7 years old...she can't remember what kind of hops as she doesn't brew beer and really didn't care what kind they were. Single plant...absolutely loaded with mature cones ready to harvest. She whacks/digs-up/stomps the thing back every year...in her words...'the god d@## thing is like a blackberry bush...can't kill it!' Her dad bought it at a farmers market in SW Washington.
Woulda thought it would be a cascade or willamette considering the location of purchase...but, the cones are too small. From on-line references, it looks like a fuggle or nugget. Small cones, 3 lobe leaf, mild smell, prickly as hell bines. Will brew a SMASH in a few weeks.
Would post a pic...but, haven't figured out the URL insert link dealy yet.