Harvest is Starting

We are currently beginning to harvest hops at the NWC Variety Trial Site 1. We'll be starting with Northern Brewer, though that particular variety did not overwinter well and there is not much production, then moving on to Willamette. After those varieties, we'll fire up the Hopster 5P for a test run on Cascade and Chinook. Here are a couple of photos on 8/25/16.

While not every plant reached the top of the trellis, the growth overall was improved over last year.