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Well my trelis is up! I still have to do the guy wires on the sides, but at this point, the babies have something to grow up past 6 feet on.
 
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today was the first time that I have ever measured anything that grows, and well, here are the results. I have pics too, just need to upload them

Centennial #1 - 16"
Centennial #2 - 4"
Centennial #3 - 4'
Cascade #1 - DOA
Cascade #2 - 2' 8"
Cascade #3 - DOA
Fuggle - 6' 9" and has side arms
Chinook - 6' 4" and has side arm buds
Magnum - 3' 2"
Brewers Gold 5' 9"
Unknown Hop #1 courtesy of Balto Charlie - 4' 11" and has side arm buds
Unknown Hop #2 courtesy of Balto Charlie - 4' 10"


I'm so proud of my babies (and Balto Charlie's babies as well, they seem to like it here with the other hops)
 
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Here are my Centennial Hops, 1,2,3





My only Cascade, #2 was the only survivor
 
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My Two Champs at the Moment, Mr. Fuggle, his side arms, and then Mr. Chinook


 
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Next Row, Mr Brewer's Gold, and Mr. Magnum

 
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Here are the 3 year olds I got from Balto Charlie



And Lastly an overall better pic of Hop Alley, and my little tomato plant

 
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Growth Update in two weeks in red:

Centennial #1 - was 16" now 2'; difference of 8"
Centennial #2 - was 4" now 10"; difference of 6"
Centennial #3 - was 4' now 7' 9"; difference of 3' 9"
Cascade #1 - was DOA now a marigold
Cascade #2 - was 2' 8" now 7'; difference of 4' 4"
Cascade #3 - was DOA now a marigold
Fuggle - was 6' 9" now 7' 10"; difference of 1' 1"
Chinook - was 6' 4" now 15' 6"; difference of 9' 2"
Magnum - was 3' 2" now 6' 5"; differnce of 2' 3"
Brewers Gold - was 5' 9" now 14'; difference of 8' 3"
Unknown Hop #1 courtesy of Balto Charlie - was 4' 11" now 14'; difference of 9' 1"
Unknown Hop #2 courtesy of Balto Charlie - was 4' 10" now 10' 4"; difference of 5' 6"
 
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yeah....used the same ruler, measured in the morning, had 1 beer in me, so everything else was constant....just the hop growth was different
 
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I'm really sure it's just luck....but then again hops are very robust plants
 
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update:

I have cones, woo WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 

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Hot diggity damn. That's awesome... I need land...

Any idea if Progress hops would grow here, I've not been able to get them ANYWHERE and I need them for my favorite recipe to date...
 
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progess hops? I've never heard of them
 

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Page 55 of Hopunion's guide - http://www.hopunion.com/hopunion-variety-databook.pdf

It's growth habits are described as strong grower, dark in color, prolific cone producer.

It's supposedly a hybrid intended to replace Fuggle but with more of a citrusy flavor that comes from it's American variety heritage. :p

In short, Progress hops are 50% of my favorite ale's makeup.
 
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