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Old 09-01-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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My parents have a 15 year old unknown variety hop plant. Here are some pictures of my bounty. Wet I'm figuring 5-6 pounds so that should be a good bit dry. If anyone has any idea what these are let me know I'm thinking they are either Cascade or Willamette.




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That's a nice harvest. I can't identify it for you though.

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Prepare for offers on the chevy truck!

No idea what they might be, but I'm jealous anyway

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I'm not sure that it's possible to tell what they are just by looking at them, but those cones are HUGE!

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can you describe the way they smell?
cascade are supposed to be floral, spicy, citrusy.
Willamette, Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy, closest to fuggles.

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can you describe the way they smell?
cascade are supposed to be floral, spicy, citrusy.
Willamette, Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy, closest to fuggles.
You know when I first picked them they smelled citrusy/floral/spicy but as they dry they are more mild like Willamette. I'm actually thinking they are probably Willamette, I remember as a kid thinking it was cool that the plant was named after something in our region (I live in the Willamette Valley) course that being said I also live really close to the Cascade Mt. so who knows.
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No idea what they might be, but I'm jealous anyway
Actually I've been thinking of selling that old beast, bought it when I was 14 and worked on it and pent all of my hard earned money on it in High School. I've got a lot of time and money in that truck but I don't think I've worked on it in 7 or 8 years. I really don't want to part with it but I kind of feel like someone should finish it and I don't think that will be me.
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Just picked 6lbs of wild hops myself yesterday and they look the same as yours. Mine are Cluster hops, as most hop farms in New York and elsewhere grew cluster hops almost exclusively until the late 1970's when other varieties became more popular. Cascade was developed in 1972.

Though, they could be something different if the plant is only 15yrs old.

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My parents have a 15 year old unknown variety hop plant. Here are some pictures of my bounty. Wet I'm figuring 5-6 pounds so that should be a good bit dry. If anyone has any idea what these are let me know I'm thinking they are either Cascade or Willamette.
That looks like a screen from a patio door. Based on my harvest this year, you should have about 1.5 lbs or so when dry. Very nice haul!
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Could you post a picture of a leaf? Maybe they could be identified from that.

Very nice haul, jealousy growing....

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