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Old 10-12-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
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I understand that Simcoe is the only patented hops. I really like this hops. I like to grow hops. Is this variety available to the home grower? If so please point me in the proper direction.

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Old 10-12-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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are some hops that have patents, don't know for sure that Simcoe does. It is most likely trademarked. Don't think you will find rhizomes for Simcoe.

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Old 10-12-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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Most new hops are proprietary and even though Simcoe has been around for 10 years, you aren't going to find rhizomes.

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Pardon my ignorance, but do hops produce seeds? I've noticed what look like seeds floating in beers that I've dry hopped, but intuition tells me that they probably aren't. If hops are anything like their, eh em, close cousin, then only the male plants produce seeds (and not flowers). Is that the case?

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The female plants produce seeds, but hops do not breed true. The male plants produce flowers, but no cones.

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The female plants produce seeds, but hops do not breed true. The male plants produce flowers, but no cones.
Eheh...similar to that other variety in the family.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:36 AM   #7
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and the way it works is the male produces pollen which fertilizes the female, who produces seeds. Anyone who's bought cheap weed knows the females definitely get seeds So since you're only buying female hops... its fine grade-A sensimilla.

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Old 10-15-2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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Man I wish there was a way to harvest a rhizome from hop flowers, just like we re-use yeast and such but man that would be cool especially for simcoe

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:43 AM   #9
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Humann you're basically describing tissue culture. Unfortunately doesn't work on dried plant tissue. I know a couple of orchid enthusiasts who routinely do tissue culture of rare orchids or specialty cultivars at home. I've done some in a lab setting at school as part of my biotechnology training.

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Simcoe and Citra are owned by the same people. I happen to know where a field is planted, and know which vines are which. Can't see myself sneaking a rhizome though. The owners are good people, and are letting me sample some fresh hops from the vines. They're also the first certified organic Simcoe and Citra. Hippy hops. Mmmmm mmmm.

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