Hops at the NY Botanical Garden

During one of my Wednesday lunch trips to the New York Botanical Garden (a grounds ticket is free on Wednesdays),  I discovered that the hops I frequently visit had been marked with a plaque as part of the Edible Garden exhibit held at the garden during the summer. It indicated that hops, humulus lupulus, have been used in brewing for at least 1200 years for flavor and their preservative qualities. Luckily for me, these hops were just beginning to flower.

– Giancarlo

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