Hop shoots!

What do emerging hop shoots look like after a long cold winter? Well, it depends on the hop variety! In our early spring scouting we have been marveling at the purple/green/brown shoots appearing above ground and the fat root stock we've peeked at below ground. 

Soon all our plants will move out of our hop nursery and into our new 1/2 acre hop yard, where an 18-foot trellis system awaits them.