[Market-farming] Hops

Heather Grant hgrant77 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 09:19:09 EST 2013


thanks Brian and Dave,

you are the first responses I've had to that post I put on here about a
year ago!  Since writing that post, we have planted 50 rhizomes (cascade
only) and had a small harvest last fall- this year we are going bigger with
200 more to plant- all cascade for now.  We are doing the telephone pole
type system like you mentioned and LOTS of market research :)  We are
members of NEHA.  Now we are actually looking into farm brewery licensing
to move in that direction.  Thanks so much for the info.

Heather
F Grant Farms
Purveyors of Fine Vines and Bines

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:31 AM, Brian Luton <bcluton at aol.com> wrote:

> If you haven't already looked into it there is a great group called the
> Northeast Hop Alliance.  Event listings, resources, links, etc. everything
> geared towards rebuilding hop production in the northeast. Also Cornell
> Cooperative Extension of Madison County hired its first Hop Specialist
> within the last year or so.  He's available to help growers get up and
> going with hops.
>
> We've had a few "backyard" vines here and there for a few years but
> nothing major. There's been probably five new hop yards that I've seen pop
> up around here in the last two years.(CNY area).
>
> If I were to prioritize my experiences it would be;
>
> - as with any perennial crop get your soil and weed control headed in the
> right direction pre-planting
> - be prepared to aggressively cut back and remove annual growth and don't
> hesitate to hack back the new rhizome shoots each spring leaving one to
> three shoots per "hill"
> - be prepared with a trellis/growth structure.  A BIG one. Most of the new
> growers around here are using a telephone pole style system with heavy
> gauge top wire. They'll then drop lines down off that vertically to each
> hill.
> - sample many hoppy beers(its critical market research of course!)
>
> Brian
>
> On Jan 17, 2012, at 3:28 PM, Heather Grant <hgrant77 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Is anyone on this list experienced with growing Hops?  My husband and I
> are planting 50 new rhizomes this Spring- this is a new venture for us.
>  Just wondering if anyone has dabbled in this area- tips, advice, etc...?
> >
> > H. Grant
> > Grant Farms
> > Linwood, NY (finger lakes region)
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