Hops are Awake

 

 

IMG_2420I guess it’s safe to say the hops made it through the winter. This guy was literally one inch tall yesterday.

These are the mystery hops that I got from a lady at our community garden last year. She heard that I brewed and brought a gallon sized flower-pot overflowing with rhizomes. Unfortunately, I didn’t get them until maybe June of last year. I had quite a few climbers once I got them planted, but no cones to speak of. I’m hoping that they are settled in now and will produce some actual hops this year.

My best guess is that they are Hallertauer or one of the other noble hops since the lady I got them from indicated that she had them in her yard for years. Whatever they are, I’m hoping for a good harvest this year.