Below is our final year of yield data for the NWC Variety trial.
As in years past, our "C" varieties are performing well, with variations due to yearly weather patterns. Galena has not been a consistent performer, so this year's data is most likely due to climate. We are still recommending Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial as solid varieties for the Bighorn Basin. The only reservation we have is that we've seen Centennial affected by thrips, causing slight browning of the tissue. While this doesn't affect flavoring, don't be surprised if you observe thrips on cones at the end of the season.