We planted 14,000 seedlings of hops since 2013. We produce the following varieties of hops :
- Brewer's gold
- Mount Hood
By spring, the hops must be staked on coir ropes because they can reach up to 18 feet tall, depending on variety. In early July, the beautiful flowers become cones. They are ready to be harvested in late August. Throughout the summer, we have to monitor diseases and insect pests (supervised by an agronomist Charles Fournier-Marcotte) to help us cultivate a superior product. We do agriculture that respects the environment.
At harvest time, the cones dries, pressed (within a maximum of 8 hours) and then chilled to optimize product quality and maintain the essential oils that are so precious. The cones are then baled and then converted into T90 pellet. These pellets are subsequently bagged in vacuum UV bags.
Spring 2017, we will plant 2000 Golding plants!!! and a new variety of indigen hop (PS-14)from Québec, Canada.