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Old 04-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #21
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I'm in the northern burbs and have had great luck with Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Zeus, and Nugget. Not so much luck with Fuggle yet though.


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Old 03-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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ONE YEAR LATER.... how did those yeilds go for you Minnesotans in the Fall of 2012? I am a first time grower, and have just ordered a bunch of crowns from Great Lakes Hops. 3 Columbus, 3 Glacier, and 2 Nugget. Can't wait to get them in the ground. I have heard great things about crowns from GL Hops and hope for some yeild this fall (even though they are 1st year). Any tips??


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Old 03-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #23
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I'm interested, too! I want to do my first hop grow this year in MN.
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Here's a link to my hop garden thread- http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/paul...garden-324343/

Growth was a bit slow last year because all my plants were transplanted but i'm hoping for huge growth this year. With the warm spell coming up this week i'm sure our plants will be waking up very soon!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #25
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All in all I was very please with the results considering it was my first go around and they were first year rhizomes.

Part 4 post on our blog summing up the harvest. http://fluke-brewing.blogspot.com/20...12-part-4.html
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #26
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Awesome. Thanks, guys.
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Sounds great, can't wait!
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:16 PM   #28
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I had great growth out of my Cascade, Hallertau, and Williamette last year. All got to or near the top of the rope/eye bolt that's 22' up the tree. Willliamette wandered a little further up the tree. But because of the dry condtions in August/Sept my cones were smaller than I would have liked. I can only give supplemental watering when we travel north, which is about every other weekend. Maybe a couple of dry oz per variety for last years harvest.

This upcoming growing season is year 3, so from this point forward the plants should be considered mature I guess. Now I'm looking to add a few more: Centennial, Chinook, and a bittering hop like Nugget or Columbus. If any of you Mn guys want to trade rhizo's let me know (have Williamette, Hallertau, and Cascade for potential trade). I will be up north at our property again in a few weeks to dig.

I'm thinking about bringing a Cascade home to grow along our wood fence. Would provide some extra green if nothing else.


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