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Friday, 07 December 2012
Well it looks like it's time again to get ready for 2013.  Here are some things you should be looking to acquire or get on the list to acquire.

Hop Yard Poles:  Here are the pro's and con's for each variety.

Presure Treated Milled Poles:
Pro:  Nice looking, Straight, 20+ years of life.
Con:  Very expensive, around $80 to $100 per pole.
Black Locust rough cut trees:
Pro:  Very hard wood with 30+ years of life.
Con:  Locust competes with firewood and firewood brings more money.
Con:  Cost around $40 to $60 per pole.
Con:  Since logs are not striaight you can get less on a truck to haul.
Con:  Not straight
Con:  Limited supply in NY
Red Cedar rough cut trees:
Pro:  Hard wood with 15-20+ years of life.
Pro:  Straight
Con:  Tree can go from 11 inch width on the bottom to 4 inch width on the top.  Must be carful on which one's you select.
Con:  Limited Supply in NY
Larch/Tamarack rought cut trees:
Pro/Con:  Medium Hard wood sith 10-15+ years of life.
Pro/Con:  Adding wood treatment to bottom can extend life by 5 or more years
Pro:  Straight and keeps width of tree from top to bottom better
Pro:  Price will range from $35 to $45 per pole.
Con:  Must be cut during winter months
Con:  Limited supply in NY
 
 
Also keep in mind that delivery can be extra and if the truck doesn't have a way to unload the logs you will need to provide tools to unload.

Rhizomes:  Most orders are done in the January time frame so they can be delivered in March/April for planting.

Coir:  Usually ordered with Ryzones so a large enough order can be made.  Usually takes a few months for cargo container to be shipped.
 
 
Posted by: Steve AT 09:53 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Saturday, 11 August 2012
 Looks like the Centennial and Chinook hops are read to be picked this coming week.  If your interested in picking your own please email use back as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Steve
Posted by: Steve AT 07:51 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
 We had our first Hop Yard Tour this past Saturday with great succes.  The majority of visitors were actual local beer brewers with a very high interest in our hops.  We are looking forward to our small harvest this first year and should be stating in Aug. and ending in Sept. with all varieties.   Feel free to contact us at 585-869-6801 if your interested in coming out and picking your own hops.
Posted by: Steve AT 08:05 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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Schmidt Farm
415 County Road 8
Farmington, Ny 14425
Phone: 585-869-9641
Email: sschmidt@schmidthops.com