Growing Hops in Southeast Bend, OR

Asked October 2, 2016, 6:04 PM EDT

Hello: We have 5 acres irrigated land in Bend, OR where we have grown hay. We're considering a change to hops but not sure if the land and climate here are suitable. We're located about 10 miles south of town at 61735 Cougar Trail, Bend OR 97701. Do you have info about whether hops will grow successfully in this area? Thank you. Linda Wallace (310) 936-3980

Deschutes County Oregon hops

1 Response

Hi Linda, There are several growers in the area that have been growing hops. I think the most established grower has been doing it for 8- 10 years. I would recommend you connect with the Central Oregon Hop Growers group http://smithrockhopfarm.com/ as they are a group of growers that are sharing information about growing, etc. If you want me to email you some other references on growing hops, please send your email address to my email address below. Thanks, Amy Jo