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Old 02-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I can obtain some? Can't find summit rhizomes anywhere.THANX!

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Old 02-11-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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Isnt that variety patented?

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Old 02-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #3
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Probably? aren't they all? Someone has to have rhizomes for sale otherwise how do they sell the hops?, you know, chicken and egg thing.

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Summit was patented in 2007, so it will be a long time before the rhizomes are available to the public. Currently, it is only sold to commercial growers.

Most hops are either older and the patent has expired or were developed by a university and are in the public domain. The OSU High-alpha acid program is a major source for new hops. But, Summit and Amarillo (a Cascade sport) were developed privately.

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The variety is patented. The patent holder maintains all rights and market share for this variety and will not sell rhizomes to just anyone.

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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Arise sleepy thread!

Willamette Valley Hops has summit rhizomes this year. I just received 4.

It will be interesting to see their growth habit over the next year or two

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I too ordered a couple of Summit rhizomes.

Very curious to see the growth habits of this dwarf variety.

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I just received my 2 summit rhizomes today (just ordered Tuesday). Before I put them in the ground...

Does anyone know if soil composition or pH has an affect on their flavor/aroma? I want that great tangerine vibe. What I don't want is for them to turn to the dark side and end up as hop onions. I know that summit can exhibit either profile. However, I have yet to see any convincing arguments as to WHY or how to maximize citrus and prevent onion. Is it the cultivation? The hop schedule? Hop freshness? Beer aging?

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