What are those?Half of our experimental yard was first year plants - so I wasn't expecting much volume. Boy was that a mistake!
Several of the crosses had piles of huge cones. The volume quickly overwhelmed my homemade oast. Had to lay the rest out and borrow an industrial dehumidifier to get them drying. Guess we'll need to update our equipment next year.
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It all depends on location, but the males need to release pollen just as the female plants are starting to develop burrs. - so look for signs of those....around what time of the season do male hop plants flower? That would be awesome to find my own pollen
Going well. The 8 contenders from the original crosses are now mature and producing a ton of cones. All taste good, but some of the flavors are really unique. Brewing IPAs about every other weekend to compare and contrast.Nagmay, where are you on your project?
How are your crossings going?