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Old 09-13-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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So I've been searching for Amarillo rhizomes and no luck. I hear that it is somehow patented and there is no way to get rhizomes. Am I correct on this? If so, is the Amarillo hop a cross made in a lab or something?

 
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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Yes. There's one farmer in Washington (state) who has the patent on Amarillo, and the entire crop each year is grown on his farm.

 
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Yakima/Moxee area
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&num=50&q=Moxee+Hop+Ranches&ie=UTF8&ll=46.288322,-119.722459&spn=0.013138,0.039182&t=h&z=15

Look at all of those hops
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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Amarillo and Simcoe are both private strains grown in that area. There is no legal way to get a rhizome of either strain.

 
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:52 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if any of the other available rhizomes were once proprietary like Simcoe, Amarillo, Warrior, etc. are. Just wondering if these varieties will be available at some point or if we just need to wait for something better to be developed that replaces them on a farm that doesn't need to lock them up. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about capitalism, but I needs me some legal amarillo and simcoe rhizomes!

I'm sure it's already been talked about here, but hopsdirect has lbs. of amarillo for $13.50!!
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:42 AM   #6
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http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&num=50&q=Moxee+Hop+Ranches&ie=UTF8&ll=46.288322,-119.722459&spn=0.013138,0.039182&t=h&z=15
Wow, so that is the exact place where the Amarillo hop is grown?

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:44 AM   #7
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Amarillo and Simcoe are both private strains grown in that area. There is no legal way to get a rhizome of either strain.
Funny you mention "legal". I wonder if there is a black market for hop rhizomes, lol.

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:55 PM   #8
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Black clothing, night vision goggles and crawl inside the farm - pull up a root and run for it.

Or just send hopsdirect a few bucks - that's the way I went!

 
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:17 AM   #9
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Black clothing, night vision goggles and crawl inside the farm - pull up a root and run for it.

Or just send hopsdirect a few bucks - that's the way I went!
Man, the covert op sounds like fun....but I'll prob just buy the hops instead (or did you mean they sell the rhizome?). On a different note, do you know what grows best in the Dallas, TX area? My mother-in-law has Golding, Willamette, Cascade, and Centennial growing in Kansas. I've got a Chinook started this year in a planter and will go into the ground next spring.

 
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:55 AM   #10
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Funny you mention "legal". I wonder if there is a black market for hop rhizomes, lol.
I know a guy who lives in that area, he has alluded to the whole nighttime commando mission armed with trowel, pocket knife and plastic bag....I just can't justify the possibility of explaining my story to a judge

 
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