Thursday, September 17, 2009

Harvesting the 2nd crop of Nuggets.

Even though there was some rain today, I found a window of a few hours and decided to harvest 30 bines of Nuggets for the second time this season.
Previously I had done an alpha acid analysis on these first year cones and found them to come in at 13.4% , which seemed to be right around the middle range.
The first harvest also yielded 98 ounces of wet cones. The second harvest only yielded 20 ounces. Whether or not harvesting the second
crop with a 75% reduction will prove economical in the future will have to be determined. One thing for sure is that I am not cutting any vines down, allowing them to die naturally this first year to help establish the root structure of the plants.
I still have a harvest of Cascades coming up and will see if the 75% reduction rule still holds up for this variety as well.

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