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Old 05-06-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
Oct 2007
South Florida
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It seems that the favored hop weather is spring/summer in WA and OR. My question is...Since i live in South Florida and don't have to worry about frost/snow could i grow hops during late fall through winter in hopes to mimic the temps up north? Any thoughts on this?

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Old 05-06-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
Sep 2007
Ortonville, MI
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I think the hops need a certain length of daylight to flower.

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Old 05-06-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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Marietta, Georgia
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It is the predominate light spectrum that changes after solstice that triggers flowering
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #4
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Temperatures have very little to do with hop growth, although very hot dry weather can boost AA levels if you irrigate enough. Day length is what really matters. Our 16-17 hours of sunshine per day are what make the PNW the prime hop growing region.
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