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Old 01-20-2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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Thanks to another stupid rule, I'm finding it hard to buy rhizomes online with shipping to WA prohibited, even from Oregon. Any Washington brewers out there who know where to get good rhizomes? Perhaps growers in Washington.

I'm in Seattle.

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Old 01-20-2011, 04:49 AM   #2
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They have them at my LHBS every late winter - early spring.

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Old 01-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks to another stupid rule, I'm finding it hard to buy rhizomes online with shipping to WA prohibited, even from Oregon. Any Washington brewers out there who know where to get good rhizomes? Perhaps growers in Washington.

I'm in Seattle.

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Sure. Get them straight from the Yakima Valley:

http://www.rnventerprises.com/

http://www.hopsdirect.com/info/faq.html

Of course they won't be selling/shipping anything 'til March (or later, it depends on the weather)
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sweet. I just contacted the Olsons

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This will be my first year growing hops so I put in a pre-order at my LHBS in Kirkland, WA. I tried to buy some last year online but I ran into the "no rhizomes to WA" crap so that's why I bought local.

Here's the link they sent me in their email.

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:35 AM   #6
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I just ordered mine today from Mountain Homebrew in Kirkland. I also ordered last year from Midwest and had no problems with the rhizomes being shipped to me.

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I ordered some at larry's yesterday, I think most lhbs have them

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Thanks for the info. I think i'll get some from that yakima place. Also, i just found out that my sister's coworker's dad runs a hop farm so i'm going to score some from him too.

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i know its because of disease resistance or whatever but if they tolerance in Oregon or Cali, then why not here? They can selectively breed for genetic tolerance towards those pests (or whatever the quarantine is against)

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i know its because of disease resistance or whatever but if they tolerance in Oregon or Cali, then why not here? They can selectively breed for genetic tolerance towards those pests (or whatever the quarantine is against)
It isn't that easy. If you can actually breed a hop plant that is resistant to some disease, you change other characteristics of the plant and the flavor of the hop. That is IF you can get there with selective breeding.

There are food quarantines in California... fruit flies... a minor pest in a midwest supermarket... a natural disaster in an orange orchard.

Look at it this way: At least you can buy locally, and the local varieties are likely to be the ones that grow best in your climate.
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