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Kentish Hops growing up north

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Terrywoodenpic, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    This is where the Hop is growing .. it is a single rhizome (root/plant)
    I usually manage to keep it a little more under control than this... but it just wanted to take over this year.
    As you can see the hops grow larger and in greater profusion near the top.
    I will have to take it down soon.....:eek:

    [​IMG]TAXE0415XcomboWeb by Terry Andrews, on Flickr
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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness!! That's just wonderful!
    Now to make the beer? ;)
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  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Any idea which variety? Hop, not beer!

  4. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    We were not sure, but it was from a hop garden that had been fuggles up to the 70's for sure . But some of his other gardens had been replanted as East Kent Goldings. So it will be one or the other. But the stems of the bine itself are not quite as coarse and tough as I would expect from a fuggle. But that could just be the change of environment.
    He still had male hops in his garden. But they were being grubbed. As seeds were not used in the EU beers. Mine, of course, has no seeds as there are no male hops anywhere near here.
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  5. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry.

  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I think your photo of hops on the breadboard is stunning, Terry, I really do. I spent six years at school in the beautiful Kent countryside ('ware Spoonerism!) when there was still a fair number of hop gardens around, and a working oast just up the road, and I just about remember the elm trees in Essex before they fell vicctim to Dutch Elm Disease, so it talks to me in many ways.

    That, and I like beer...

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  7. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    I suspect you have more hops then currently grown in Kent.

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