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Old 08-18-2011, 11:43 PM   #11
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I just got off of the phone with Freshops and they feel hops wont do well in the Islands because of the warm weather year round and the shortness of day light. Also, mildew could pose a problem. I am going to try some Cascade rhizomes in the spring as testers.
The days are longer there in the winter than they are here.


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Old 03-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #12
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I've been curious about this as well. Did you try it? How did it work out?


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Old 03-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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Also, mildew could pose a problem. I am going to try some Cascade rhizomes in the spring as testers.
cue my broken record: check out the link in my signature for some information on disease resistance. cascades appear to be a solid choice. other varieties that show good resistance: newport, nugget, spalt select, sterling, wiliamette. but YMMV, environmental factors (like how well the soil drains, for example) also play a role.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:09 AM   #14
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Just planted the rhizomes in Maui. They seem to be doing ok so far.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:11 AM   #15
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I'm no hops expert but the March/April issue of Zymurgy had an article on brewing in tropical regions. In the article it said "In Costa Rica and other countries near the equator, growing hops is either impractical or impossible since they need the longer summer days found farther north and south."
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:20 PM   #16
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My rhizomes were neglected when I came back to the mainland. I spent a month prepping for coffee harvest in june of this year and spent a week taking care of the bines that were not doing so well. I got them in bigger pots, strung them up, and added worm castings. I got a picture from the farm and we have cones on atleast one plant.






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Old 08-30-2013, 10:25 PM   #17
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Here is the picture. Taken just outside of Lahaina, HI
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:16 AM   #18
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I'm no hops expert but the March/April issue of Zymurgy had an article on brewing in tropical regions. In the article it said "In Costa Rica and other countries near the equator, growing hops is either impractical or impossible since they need the longer summer days found farther north and south."
I think a lot of that has to do with commercial yields though. Of course places like OR/WA/ID are going to have the best climates for giant commercial farming. Just like we'd be stupid to try and grow pineapples to farm here. Technically its possible for individuals but not really commercial scale lol.
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You got cones! That is so cool! I live on Maui too, and wanted to try growing hops in my yard but can't find a supplier that will ship starts to Hawaii. Was wondering if I might obtain a snippet of rhizone for me to try my luck on? If no can no worries! Good luck on yours and let us know how it goes and if you harvest and brew any up!!!


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