I’m hoping more experienced hop gardeners or gardeners in general might be familiar with this. I’ve got 10 varieties of hops growing on a hill with good sun, fairly well draining soil. It’s a clay base, but I dug each plant a heck of a big basin and filled that with better soil. Some of my hops are going gangbusters, big green leaves, tall. All are first years. The Galena is probably 12 feet tall.
Unfortunately, most were abused because they had to be moved for a landscaping job, and then a huge storm dumped tree limbs all over them, squashing them all flat.
While most have bounced back and a few are thriving, some, like this Fuggles, are showing a lot of yellow foliage, mostly or all in new growth. I’ve hit them with ironite, which turned around some that were quite yellow. They seem to be growing fairly well despite the yellow new growth, but not as well as those that are the deeper green.
I water every evening because it’s been 90+ degrees here all summer. Or maybe that’s it. Maybe the fuggles just doesn’t like the heat?