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Old 01-23-2013, 11:17 PM   #41
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So what's the down side to Florida if they grow well? Yield? Pest infestation? I haven't seen too many hop fields down here; must be a reason!
I would assume they grow better in their preferred climate. Which would result in bigger and higher quality yields. Bugs can be a problem down here. I had one encounter with mites but the Organicide took care of everything once I started using it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #42
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It has a lot to do with location. The prime growing area is both north and south 48* latitude. Something about the long days and the season that causes the plant to bud, flower, dye off and start again. Think Sam Adams latitude 48. That's how it got its name.

While they will grow here, its not the best conditions.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:08 AM   #43
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Key west. We answered at the same time. Not trying to jump your answer
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:30 AM   #44
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My cascades are starting to sprout already. The harvest wasn't all that great last year (first year) hoping for better this year.

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:35 AM   #45
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Key west. We answered at the same time. Not trying to jump your answer
We pretty much said the same thing with different words lol.
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Primary : Watermelon Berliner
Primary : Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra IPA
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
On Tap : Weizenbock, Cypress aged Chocolate Stout, Oak Aged Chocolate Stout, Smoked Porter, Atocha Amber
On Deck : Pink Lemon Wit

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:36 AM   #46
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My cascades are starting to sprout already. The harvest wasn't all that great last year (first year) hoping for better this year.
How many bines did you have? And how big of a pot? Or planted in ground?
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Growing Hops in Key West, FL....

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Primary : Watermelon Berliner
Primary : Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra IPA
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
On Tap : Weizenbock, Cypress aged Chocolate Stout, Oak Aged Chocolate Stout, Smoked Porter, Atocha Amber
On Deck : Pink Lemon Wit

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:59 AM   #47
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10:00 in Spring Hill and its 40 with threat if hard freeze. HOPS all snuggled in to their bed. Magnum off to a good start. 8 shoots growing and will keep the best 4. Fuggles off to a slower start. Plenty of growing season
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:24 AM   #48
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Cuttin it close with the temps... I'm rootin for ya!!
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Growing Hops in Key West, FL....

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Primary : Watermelon Berliner
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Primary : Soon To Be Filled
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On Deck : Pink Lemon Wit

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:27 AM   #49
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Yea. Sucks. Mother nature OS bro.h a b*tch tonight! They should be ok.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 AM   #50
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Wow that's crazy, I'm just 20 mins south of you and it's still 50s around here. That's a crazy temp difference for such a small distance.

 
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