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  • Posted in thread: Dwarf Hops on 02-12-2017 at 01:35 PM
    I'm with Apimyces here, from the sounds of it the trait was either not present or...and what
    makes sense is you collected OP seed from hundreds of females in your yard. Realistically, you
    didn't make ...

  • Posted in thread: English, German, and New Zealand Hops in America (PA) on 02-07-2017 at 12:51 PM
    I can't say. The biggest issue for selecting a variety would be photoperiod. Nelson (NZ) is ~41
    degrees, so anything they grow would likely yield well (provided that you can keep it free from

  • Posted in thread: Dwarf Hops on 02-07-2017 at 12:41 PM
    So no known means to differentiate them before planting them in the field? I've got thousands
    on 3.5" pots so that's the format I intended to grow them in, indoors, before transplanting the
    seedlings ...

  • Posted in thread: English, German, and New Zealand Hops in America (PA) on 02-05-2017 at 09:32 PM
    Of those you mention, I would hesitate to lump them into specific groups. BG is half wild North
    American (for instance). Both Challenger and Northdown are derived from BG.The only ones that
    "fit the b...

  • Posted in thread: Dwarf Hops on 02-03-2017 at 03:51 PM
    You are correct on all accounts, and the trait should be visible within the first year. You may
    have to plant them in the field to ensure full expression of the trait though.

  • Posted in thread: Dwarf Hops on 02-02-2017 at 03:36 AM
    I've got First Gold and Boadicea seeds, which are both british dwarf varieties, but I haven't
    tried germinating them yet.How "dwarf" is a dwarf hop anyways? How long will it take before I
    can tell a s...

  • Posted in thread: Dwarf Hops on 02-02-2017 at 03:34 AM
    Seeds? If its not a rhizome, you really have no idea what is going to pop up.Dan is right.
    Also, you've got no guarantee if the seeds are viable. If they are, your best hope is to have a
    lot of them. ...

  • Posted in thread: Dwarf Hops on 01-27-2017 at 11:29 PM
    The dwarf hops that are out there are proprietary and unavailable. True dwarf hops have a
    single recessive gene that controls height, but you could also breed for a "dwarf-stature" with
    quantitative g...

  • Posted in thread: My hops vrs. commercial on 01-26-2017 at 11:07 PM
    How old are your plants? There is the element of maturity, in addition to terroir.

  • Posted in thread: Grow Columbus or Zeus? on 01-26-2017 at 11:04 PM
    My apologies, it's C and T that are the same. Z is related (likely a progeny or grandchild, I'm
    not sure how closely-related it is).

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