Still relatively new to hop growing and this year is my first viable yield worth harvesting. My cones are seemingly ready and some cool weather is on the way. Do I need to get the cones off the vine before frost hits? I've got one done and it is time consuming but frost may hit before the weekend, just wondering what impact frost might have. Can only find frost related questions regarding planting.


Apparently no tags have been created for harvest or frost, otherwise they'd be added.

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    harvest and frost tags added
    – mdma
    Oct 1, 2012 at 18:16

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Yes, harvest them. IME, frost burn will ruin them.

  • Really? I thought people stored their hops in the freezer. Or is it a repeated freeze/thaw cycle that does it?
    – TMN
    Oct 3, 2012 at 19:13
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    When you store them in the freezer, they're dead, dried and vacuum sealed. When they freeze on the bine, they turn brown and become pretty much worthless.
    – Denny Conn
    Oct 3, 2012 at 19:18

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