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Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 09-30-2015 at 12:24 AM
I let Mother Nature do the work, I started out with well over a hundred seedlings and I'm down
to about 6 plants that survived.Before they even make it to the hop yard I want to make sure
they have su...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 09-28-2015 at 09:52 PM
Nagmay, take into account that the culling isn't finished as you read this.So far I discarded
19 plants (male and female both). I still have roughly 15-20 from last year to go through but
most of thos...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 09-28-2015 at 04:33 AM
I spent this weekend cleaning up the hopyard. Few plants made the cut, and those that did
replaced cultivars I use infrequently. Those that were dug up will be replanted by other
selections that will ...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 09-19-2015 at 10:26 PM
So the jury is in! Every cultivar was OP this year! This'll give me a nice starting background
and enough variation with the numerous males I had growing this year to make some harsh
selections on the...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 09-15-2015 at 02:05 AM
Most of the hops I have harvested yet this season have some seeds in them. My plans include
bulking all seeds from named varieties and keeping them differentiated from the "other" hops
which will be b...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 08-13-2015 at 02:08 AM
296075Initial variation in second year seedlings. Both males and females present. Nice citrusy
and piney scents coming from them. Bulk collection this year, I will plant out individual
females next ye...
Posted in thread: 2015 Hop Harvest Totals on 08-04-2015 at 11:02 AM
I can't wait for my harvest, my plants are loaded.
Posted in thread: Are these burrs dying. Browning burrs on 08-04-2015 at 11:01 AM
No, the tiny "hairs" are the stigmas of the female flower. Were there a male plant present,
pollen would need to land on one of these to successfully fertilize the flower.Anyways, as a
result of conti...
Posted in thread: 2015 Hop garden photo thread on 08-01-2015 at 11:52 AM
Posted in thread: Our hop farm on 07-28-2015 at 02:13 PM
That my friend, is virus. Hop mosaic virus. It is transmitted mechanically (cultivation,
pruning, etc.) and by some aphid species. I wouldn't doubt the potential of leafhoppers to
transmit it either.