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Old 03-17-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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Well, at the prodding of my dear wife, I ordered some hop rhizomes. I was debating between hybrids and noble hops. Again, my wife said that if they grow like everything else in our out-of-control yard, we should go for the good stuff. So we ordered Crystal (the one hybrid) Hallertauer, and Saaz. I understand the Saaz are supposed to be particularly hard to grow, but being the pilsner fan I am, I had to give it a try. I kinda wish I had thrown in some Sterling as a safety net, but we'll see how it goes. Maybe it's not too late to get some ordered. If nothing else, I'm hoping the Crystal will do well.

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Old 03-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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Wow, I wish I had Saaz to plant. I didn't see any offered anywhere I can get hop plants.

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Old 03-17-2008, 10:59 PM   #3
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Saaz doesn't grow very well even in its native Czechoslovakia. It's prone to many viruses, mildew and wilt. OSU grows it in their greenhouses because it can't survive outside. Wish you luck.

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear that Boo Boo. I know Saaz is kind of hard to find, especially this year.

David,
I don't have any unreasonable expectations. Figured I'd at least give it a shot. I mean, it's Saaz!

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I just placed an order for Cascade, Chinook, and Willamette. Perhaps next year will be the year of the great rhizome exchange once every gets established plants.

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