HOPS GROWING THEM IN ONTARIO

(Question)

WHAT DO THE HOPS NEED TO GROW IN ONTARIO I NEED SOME HELP I WOULD LIKE TO GROW THEM I;AM A HOMEBREW AND I WOULD LIKE TO TRY WHAT VARITY COULD I GROW I KNOW THERE ARE VINES AND THEY CLIMBERS COULD A MASTER GARDENER HELP ME OUT

(Answer)

What an interesting topic! The hop plant (Humulus lupulus L.) is making a comeback. This is in part due to the public’s increasing taste for craft beers. Since you are obviously planning to grow hops as a commercial venture I suggest you visit the following websites. You will find a wealth of information on the Internet.

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/hort/hops.html     (Ontario Government Resource)

http://www.ontariohopgrowersassociation.ca/       ( Hop Growers of Ontario)

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/hops/getting_started   (Michigan State University)

http://madisoncountycce.org/agriculture/hops-program/growing-hops-at-home   (Cornell University)