You probably noticed in the last hops post that I'm cautiously plodding through my first try at growing this crop. Harvest has been proceeding just as tentatively as every other part of this experience.
The Willamette bines, on the other hand, appear to be finished after producing less than a quart between all four bines. Perhaps with a bit of loving care on the rhizomes this fall and next spring, we may see better results next year. As it is, I'm plenty busy with the two Cascade bines, and would probably be overwhelmed if the Willamette were as productive. Feel free to stop by if you'd like to see the plants and process first-hand: tours are easy to schedule, and if you're good, I may even give you the opportunity to harvest a few hundred cones.