Hop harvest

My mom has a bumper crop of hops this year—she has hops growing off the end of her deck—so I picked a bunch of them today, and intend to go back for the rest (or as many as I can get) on Monday. I also took a bunch of pictures of the harvest.

I’m not entirely sure what variety of hop these are, though I’d guess Cascade. I ended up filling three paper grocery sacks half-full of hops, which I split into six bags’ worth when I got home for drying. I didn’t weigh them, but as a guesstimate I’d say I have somewhere around 6 to 9 pounds of fresh hops.

Hop harvest

Hop harvest

Hop harvest

Hop harvest

What a beautiful sight!

Hop harvest

The first pickings of hops in the bag.

Hop harvest

Here I am picking away… one of my kids took this picture.

Hop harvest

I finished up with three nice bagfuls.

Hop harvest

More of a closeup of what’s going on in that bag.

2 Responses to Hop harvest

  1. Jonathan says:

    Coolest… mom… ever… I’ve been trying to convince my own mom to grow hops. I’ve got her on board, but I think dad is now a bit skeptical. But common, what else are you gonna do with that land?!

  2. Travis says:

    Wow, that is awesome! The guys I planted this year did not have a good summer, hopefully next year will be better though.