In 2013 my son had the idea of growing hops. He bought a plant and did not plant it into the garden. It died down during winter and started growing the next summer. I suggested that I would plant it in my garden till he was ready to plant it in his garden.
I planted it and it sort of grew last year.
This year it really grew into a tall vine. It has lots of hops on it at the moment.
Is there someone who could advise what to do next with it?
New Zealand hops are harvested in late February and March of each year. During drying, hot water radiators are the source of heat, thereby ensuring the hops stay free from any contamination by exhaust gases. The dried hops are pelleted at our own facility near Nelson and hop extracts are produced at a neighboring modern supercritical CO2extraction facility, Pharmalink Extract Ltd, situated adjacent to the hop pelleting plant. Quality and safety is assured throughout every stage of production via an auditable on farm GAP certification programme and cold storage and processing under ISO (9001-2008) quality and HACCP systems.