The leftover hop plants maintain some foliage in preparation for dying back to the crown of the plant in the dormant months of November through February.
Cones will be fully developed and must be allowed to open and mature for another week and a half before harvested. Bines are cut down and hops
are picked by hand or run through a small mechanical harvester. Hops are stored in a freezer to maintain oil composition and quality.
Bines continue to grow up and flowers start to develop, which eventually grow into hop cones at the end of the summer.
Begin to till the land, put up our 20 foot trellis system and install the irrigation system.