Close-up of common hop cone in soft light, ripe for picking and used as raw material for beer production (Humulus lupulus). Organic, clean agricultural industry, beer production, raw materials concept.

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Close-up of common hop cone in soft light, ripe for picking and used as raw material for beer production (Humulus lupulus). Organic, clean agricultural industry, beer production, raw materials concept.

By Bonnie L. Grant Hops are glorious, fast growing perennial vines that are primarily used to flavor beer. Most production is done in moist, temperate regions which makes it challenging to find hops plants for zone 9. Hops usually need full sun in order to produce the cones or flowers, which are the harvested item on these huge vines. However, growing hops in zone 9 may require situating them in a partial sun location. Selection of species can also help zone 9 growers find success with hops plants. About Hot Weather Hops It is the female plant which produces the valuable cones for beer making. In commercial production, vines (called bines) are strung upward to catch more sun and to support the plant. Hot weather hops grow similarly but production of cones can be sacrificed if the plant is heat stressed or doesn’t receive enough moisture. For this reason, choosing

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