Hop Breeding, 2014 Results

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

You may want to start by reading: Growing hops from seed, Hop Breeding (2014)

The seedling grew rapidly in their first year. 18 plants produced significant amount of hops by the end of August. For comparison purposes I decided to pick, sort, and catalog all the cones at once. No doubt this means that some were picked too early, and others too late. The wet/dry weight percentile should help to calculate an optimal picking time for each variety.

Keep in mind that these are young plants, many with seeded cones. This means that the cone size, shape, yield and bitterness is only an indication of what a mature plant might produce. This will help us decide which plants to cull and which to keep.

Note: You can click on each picture to see a version with the horizontal profile included.

NHB006

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas02)
  • Cone size: 1.47 – 2.1″
  • Yield: 11.8 (wet oz), 4.7 (dry oz)
  • Notes: Torpedo shaped cones.
  • Continue: Yes

cas-02

NHB010

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas06)
  • Cone size: 1.45 – 1.48″
  • Yield: 9.3 (wet oz), 3.5 (dry oz)
  • Notes: Cones are a very consistent size.
  • Continue: No

cas-06

NHB011

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas07)
  • Cone size: 1.25 – 1.6″
  • Yield: 3.4 (wet oz), 1.1 (dry oz)
  • Continue: No

cas-07

NHB012

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas08)
  • Cone size: 1.59 – 2.33″
  • Yield: 12.5 (wet oz), 4.9 (dry oz)
  • Continue: Yes

cas-08

NHB013

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas09)
  • Cone size: 1.6 – 1.78″
  • Yield: 6.8 (wet oz), 2.5 (dry oz)
  • Continue: No

cas-09

NHB014

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas10)
  • Cone size: 1.59 – 1.86 “
  • Yield: 7.2 (wet oz), 2.7 (dry oz)
  • Continue: No

cas-10-

NHB015

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas11)
  • Cone size: 2.06 – 2.23″
  • Yield: 10.6 (wet oz), 3.3 (dry oz)
  • Continue: Yes

cas-11

NHB016

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas12)
  • Cone size: 1.42 – 1.92″
  • Yield: 13.9 (wet oz), 4.4 (dry oz)
  • Continue: No

cas-12

NHB018

  • Cross: Magnum x Cascade (MxCas14)
  • Cone size: 1.98 – 2.34″
  • Yield: 11.5 (wet oz), 4.3 (dry oz)
  • Continue: Yes

cas-14

NHB019

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin01)
  • Cone size: 1.54 – 2.00″
  • Yield: 3.4 (wet oz), 1.0 (dry oz)
  • Notes: Threw male flowers near the end of the season.
  • Continue: No

chin-01

NHB020

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin02)
  • Cone size: 1.13 – 1.57″
  • Yield: 1.7 (wet oz), 0.5 (dry oz)
  • Continue: No

chin-02

NHB021

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin03)
  • Cone size: 1.93 – 2.47″
  • Yield: 7.9 (wet oz), 2.1 (dry oz)
  • Continue: Yes

chin-03

NHB022

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin04)
  • Cone size: 1.3 – 1.39″
  • Yield: 4.1 (wet oz), 1.0 (dry oz)
  • Continue: No

chin-04

NHB023

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin05)
  • Cone size: 1.50 – 2.04″
  • Yield: 6.8 (wet oz), 1.9 (dry oz)
  • Continue: Yes

chin-05

NHB024

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin06)
  • Cone size: 1.48 – 1.7″
  • Yield: 6.6 (wet oz), 1.7 (dry)
  • Continue: No

chin-06

NHB025

  • Cross: Magnum x Chinook (MxChin07)
  • Cone size: 1.47 – 1.67″
  • Yield: 39.0 (wet oz), 10.1 (dry)
  • Continue: Yes

chin-07

NHB027

  • Cross: Open Pollinated Cascade (OpxCas01)
  • Cone size: 1.67 – 1.99″
  • Yield: 15.9 (wet oz), 5.4 (dry oz)
  • Continue: Yes

op-01

NHB028

  • Cross: Open Pollinated Cascade (OpxCas02)
  • Cone size: 0.85 – 0.92″
  • Yield: 0.4 (wet oz), 0.1 (dry)
  • Continue: No

op-02

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