I have hops growing from four pieces of root taken from the Coleman/Stupfel farm fencerow in St Paul. A Mr. Robert Coleman said that OSU had informed him years ago that it was "Early Cluster" type. It is believed that this plant may have been from original plantings in the late 1800s. They survived the downy or powdery mildew of the 1950s and eradication attempts thereafter. The plants produced many clusters last year (first year) and many more are forming this year. Is there a method by which I can get a proper identification of the plant?
Clackamas County Oregon
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