Will have to take a picture of my home hops and post them. I've got 2 second year Cascades at 18 plus feet already. One of which is already putting out lots of blooms.
I also have some first year Nuggets, Crystal, Centennial, Kent Goldings, and Willamette. (are they still called Kent Goldings if they're grown in the US or do they just become Goldings ha...) These are all in different stages of growth. Anywhere from 6 inches high to 4 ft. These newer plants don't have the luxury of full sun all day like the Cascades do.
One weird thing, last season I planted the two Cascades and one Magnum rhizome. The Magnum had the biggest vine of them all but didn't produce many/any hops. This year the Cascades, like I mentioned earlier, are 18ft tall but the Magnum hasn't even reached the 4ft mark. They look fine, the vines are just small and acting like they don't want to climb. The Cascade and Mag are all pretty much right next to each other so I don't know wtf is going on... again, the plant itself seems to look fine, just not growing.
The Hop Farm Test Project I'm involved with is going alright. Some of the rhizomes didn't come up so we're trying to recoup them or at least get the company to pay for half of the loss. We stared with 50 plants. 11 didn't come up, and 2 weeks ago we ordered/added 20 Chinook to the mix. So in total we should have, when it's all said or done, 70 rhizomes planted. Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Willamette, and Nugget.
We also talked to the local brew-pub and they told us they'd take every Cascade, Chinook, and Willamette hop we could grow so that's good. Now we have to talk them into the Nugget and Columbus ha...
Anyone know of a place to send your hops to have them tested for AA?