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.
What a beautiful sight!
The first pickings of hops in the bag.
Here I am picking away… one of my kids took this picture.
I finished up with three nice bagfuls.
More of a closeup of what’s going on in that bag.