Typical Hop Plug Week 4
Week 5 Plugs upsized to 1 Gallon
Some of our 1 Gallon Crown Production
This is our hops trial area. This is where we test for suitability for growing in Michigan.
Our certified hop stock used for propagation. We currently have 33 varieties in production.
A picture of a typical "6 pack" of Cascade hops before processing for crowns. Note they are already producing cones!
This is the Cascade crown from the 6 pack. This is our standard grade with multiple stems, heavy roots, and crown budding. Beefy!
Pic of our ebb-flow facility with some contract hop starts rooting.
A pic of rhizome formation on dormant hop crowns. Rhizomes are not roots! They are an underground "stem" that grows from the mother plant and sends up shoots. they are easy to tell from roots because they thave a hooked growing tip.
A pic at Great Lakes Hops of dormant crowns being staged for propagation. They will be forced out of dormancy with heat and lighting. This is how we produce plants year-around. Pic taken Late November.