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brewbuck

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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:04 am

GROWING HOPS IN THE DESERT

Hi,Newbie here, does anyone know if hops can be grown with any success in the desert. I live in lancaster ca. where it can reach over 100 degrees for several weeks in the summer. Any tips would be very helpfull.
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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: GROWING HOPS IN THE DESERT

hops love hot weather, as long as you keep them watered i don't see a problem. i live in nebr, in the sandhills, so our soil is just pure sand and it does get hot here, upwards to 100 in july. so i have proof they can grow in sand.
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brewbuck

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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:51 pm

Re: GROWING HOPS IN THE DESERT

Thanks speed, sounds promising, guess i'll give it a try. CHEERS
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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Re: GROWING HOPS IN THE DESERT

its kinda late for this year unless you already have the rhizomes growing in a pot or are going to transplant them, even then you won't see any crop this year.
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Post Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:07 am

Re: GROWING HOPS IN THE DESERT

I live in the Central Valley where temps are often the same as yours.

My Cascade seems to love the heat. It is nearly 30 feet tall with about 1000 cones (no lie).

The Saaz however does not seem to like heat nearly as much.

As you are aware, we had a mild spring in Calif this year and the Saaz took off better than it ever has before, it is nearly 25 feet tall but now that the temps are going back up it seems to be fading a bit, just in time for cone season of course.

Some types do better in heat. Thats a fact. Tailoring your selection to the more heat tolerant varieties may be your best bet.

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