A Hop Plant Vista
This view between the rows of hop plants was taken just before the vines were let down for picking. The vines are heavily laden with flowers, and it is necessary to pick these by hand, and just at the right time. Therefore the harvest season is always a busy time in a hop region. There is no mechanical device that gives any assistance to the hand-picker in gathering this crop.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 5