Hop cones

All of the little hop burrs have now formed into hop cones on my early-maturing varieties of hops, especially the Centennial pictured above. The hop cones look like smaller versions of pine cones with papery-textured green leaflets that vary by variety with regard to their size (some varieties are twice the size of others), shape (circular, oblong, teardrop, etc.), and color (lighter and darker shades of green).

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