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Old 01-30-2015, 06:35 PM   #361
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Welcome to the thread Weizenstein! Hop hunting can be very frustrating, very rewarding and not to mention time consuming. Hops natural habitat can include riparian zones,(river banks) so it's as good a place as any to start looking. In the meantime it might be a better idea to start some seedlings. That way if you end up finding a wild female you may get some pollen from your male plants to start making crosses. Hope this helps, cheers.

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Old 01-30-2015, 07:21 PM   #362
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I will be hunting for wild hops too here in Canada. Hopefully, I will find a couple more individuals.

Winter go away !!

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Old 01-31-2015, 08:36 PM   #363
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Not sure if I have seeds, or leftover male flowers. I laid out some stored hops for a brew day, and noticed what looked like seeds. I did have some herming of my CTZ and Chinook. I found the possible seeds in my Chinook pile. I moved them around, and what was left were the hop hairs and what looked like about a dozen little round seeds. Are the seeds hard shelled, or rather soft? If I see them again as I use my Chinook for further brews, I'll provide a picture.

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Old 02-01-2015, 03:42 AM   #364
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Not sure if I have seeds, or leftover male flowers. I laid out some stored hops for a brew day, and noticed what looked like seeds. I did have some herming of my CTZ and Chinook. I found the possible seeds in my Chinook pile. I moved them around, and what was left were the hop hairs and what looked like about a dozen little round seeds. Are the seeds hard shelled, or rather soft? If I see them again as I use my Chinook for further brews, I'll provide a picture.
Mature seeds are hard shelled / dark brown. Immature seeds are softer and white.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:45 AM   #365
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Mature seeds are hard shelled / dark brown. Immature seeds are softer and white.
These were soft(er) and brownish, which led me to think they were male flower remnants and maybe not seeds. I'll check again on my next brew day.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:04 AM   #366
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Hi, I admit I haven't read the whole string on here. I am trying to find out what varietal I should grow. I live in the Pacific Northwest on whidbey island. The spot I have to grow would be facing south with mostly sun.

Just trying to find the best that will grow up here so I'm not struggling

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Old 02-03-2015, 03:21 PM   #367
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I'm from Whidbey! My parents still are in Coupeville. I have been trying to get them to grow hops for years now.

As far as what variety, pretty much any hop should be fine. The PNW is a great place for hops. I know the C hops do well, but really you should be fine with any variety.

Honestly I would take a walk around deception pass, or some of the woods up there and look for some wild hops and collect some rhizomes. I know I would love some wild Whidbey hops. I would even make a trip up there to collect them... Well, that and to see my family.

Good luck!

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Old 03-03-2015, 03:35 AM   #368
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Were you able to pollinate anything this year?


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First I apologize for the late reply. I got some pollen from Nagmay and I tried to pollinate my plants, but I did not notice any seeds form. Maybe I did something wrong.

I have since moved to Northern California and I will probably make a trip back down to my parents house to gather up my hop plants and regrow them here in Northern California.
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