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Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 04-29-2015 at 11:03 AM
I'm partial to the ones still under the soil. I'm calling it the "Underdog".
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 04-28-2015 at 12:57 PM
274290Just some seeds popping up at home. Perfect day to sit and count seedlings!
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 03-18-2015 at 10:41 PM
I didn't take any pictures today, but I would estimate several hundred seedlings have
germinated within that flat I pictured above. I repotted some second year seedlings into larger
pots, and the thir...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 03-10-2015 at 02:30 AM
PapaBearJay,Love it! Do you move them to individual pots soon - or- right into the ground?
There have to be 50+ in that pic.Moving them into pots wouldn't be the worst idea, at least for
a month or so...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 03-09-2015 at 01:45 PM
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 02-24-2015 at 05:15 PM
I've thought about this, but seeing as hops tend to die back to the "root stock" each year, the
benefits would seem very temporary.I have too, which is in part why I ask the question. What if
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 02-24-2015 at 01:19 PM
I constantly hear about people wanting to graft two varieties together, as many woody
perennials (apples, cherries, etc.) can have specific benefits from rootstock to scion. I
wonder if one were to br...
Posted in thread: This is what 384,000 Neomexicanus seeds looks like on 02-23-2015 at 11:19 AM
Your speaking from the viewpoint of a breeder. My viewpoint is that of a grower. I don't want
any males near my fields. Its hard to get a consistent product if they are pollinated and hard
to keep a c...
Posted in thread: This is what 384,000 Neomexicanus seeds looks like on 02-23-2015 at 11:17 AM
Still here. Our males are relocated to "manland" a ranch across the mountain from ours. We know
we have years of work ahead of us to develop these girls and get consistency. But the unique
flavors we ...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 02-23-2015 at 11:15 AM
February 9What are you using for your initial basis for selection?