I've been trying to find information as to whether I can actually grow hops in Alaska (south central AK) or not. Most folks have told me all the daylight we get in the summer makes the vines grow really well, but is poor for cone development. Someone told me the vine needs to "sleep" to start producing cones and really long days (16-18+ hrs of daylight) are too much ligh to allow the vines to "sleep." So from a homebrewing standpoint, lots of vine growth wouldn't do me much good if I didn't get any cones at the end. Anyone try growing hops in Alaska, Canada, or anyplace else around the 60 deg north latitude area of the world? I think I'll try it anyway next spring, just to see what happens.