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Old 04-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #11
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Why thank you kind sir. We should get together for a brew day and BBQ. I want to try a wee heavy triple or something that will need to sit for about 4 to 6 months before it is drinkable.


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Old 07-06-2012, 05:28 AM   #12
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Know this is a bit old thread now but thought I'd ring in. I'm over in Porterville and have Willamette's that are thriving like crazy. They're planted against my north facing fence and trained horizontally across it. They receive full sun pretty much all day. I do keep a healthy layer of mulch over the root area at all times however.


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Old 07-07-2012, 04:06 AM   #13
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Know this is a bit old thread now but thought I'd ring in. I'm over in Porterville and have Willamette's that are thriving like crazy. They're planted against my north facing fence and trained horizontally across it. They receive full sun pretty much all day. I do keep a healthy layer of mulch over the root area at all times however.
That's great for many, but a bummer for me -- I've never cared for Willamette.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:06 AM   #14
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Here are some pics of mine. The wire on the top is 17' up and they are going over the top. Thease are 1st year except for 1.Each planter is a different varity.


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Old 07-08-2012, 01:12 AM   #15
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Holy cow, those are first year as in rhizomes planted this spring? Looks like you'll be having a nice harvest.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:20 AM   #16
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Yes they were planted this year the first part of April. here are some more.

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Old 07-08-2012, 02:18 AM   #17
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Awesome stuff man, what varieties if you don't mind answering?
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:48 AM   #18
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Golding,Mt Hood, Sterling, Willamette,Cascades, Northren Brewer, Columbus, Ceneennial, Nugget, Chinook, Horizon and room for 1 more varity. Any good sugestions for the last plot? Jammatt my Uncle used to live in Porterville.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:16 AM   #19
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I have no idea what to plant. Perhaps Magnum? Nice clean bittering hop with a bit of spice. As for Porterville, well it's Porterville If you ever go about cutting rhizomes to give out, send a shout my way, I'd be more than happy to take a few off your hands for some cash.
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My columbus plant is doing the best in my Visalia hop hard... plus I love that hop. That's the one I would double up on, personally.


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