|We’ve reached the mid-season mark for hop growing in Oshkosh. So far, it’s been a great year with most plants well ahead of where they were last year at this time. If you have an established vine it’s probably nearing it’s full height and beginning to display those bright yellow buds that eventually develop into the bitter fruit that makes beer drinkers happy. So let’s take a look at some of the interesting hop plants growing this summer in Oshkosh.|
|Nick's Hop Operation|
These are mine on Evans Street. I’ve got Cascade and Nugget growing together. They shot over the trellis weeks ago and have grown into a knot, but they seems to like the set-up. I’m anticipating a banner harvest.
Finally, this may not be the biggest plant in town, but it’s my favorite. Here’s a bit of guerilla gardening that’s resulted in a dense, healthy bush of hops (Cascade?). These grow on a terrace along New York Ave. For the next few weeks I’m going to find one excuse after another to peddle by and have a look.