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Old 09-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
Jun 2012
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Just to share my first harvest experience. My nugget hop was transferred to a pot this spring due to a soil and light problem. It hasn't produced hops in the past two years so I move it. This was the first year it produced hops. All the cones seemed to mature at the same time. I was only able to harvest one 1 quart zip lock bag full. Sorry my scale isn't working at this time so I wasn't able to weigh them. I dried them on a food dehydrator and vacuum packed them. They now reside in the freezer as I write this. My only question is, is this expected for a first time harvest? I'd love to hear from all you seasoned hop growers here. Thanks for your time.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Mar 2010
Pittsburgh, PA
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That's about the amount obtained from the first harvest of my cascade and nugget plants (maybe even less). Watch out though... I got a garbage bag full of hops the year after that! Huge difference from the first to the second year.
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