Variety Trial Site 2 Planted

We've finished placing the poles and top wires and have completed planting of the variety trial and what we're calling the "scale up" scenario, where we will be testing Centennial and Cascade in larger quantities. We hope to simulate a production situation at this site with 125 plants of each variety obtained from Great Lakes Hops. They sell year-old plant starts instead of the typical rhizomes and we were alerted to them by Tom Britz at Glacier Hops Ranch in Kalispell, MT. Here's some photos of the process.

Final pole setting and stringing.

Final pole setting and stringing.

The two rows on the left will be the variety trial. Planted on 6/24/16.

Transplanting year-old plants for the "scale up" scenario.