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Offline Roger

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2016, 10:45:30 AM »
I only use mine outside the kettle unless they're in a bag but the bag gets very full in a hurry...

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2018, 10:35:23 AM »
My Hops are doing well this year. I have one hersbrucker I got from Roger last year that seems to be doing well. The cascade are to the top of the pole with the centennial and hersbrucker not far behind. Some burrs are starting to form so I'm going to switch to a low nitrogen fertilizer. Things seem to be progressing faster than previous years but it has been warm.

I didn't water at all last year and there was a noticeable size difference in the cones so this year I've been a bit more diligent. I also abandoned the hay ground cover and instead use a flame weeder to keep around the base free of weeds.
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Offline feldmann

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2018, 01:45:12 PM »
I've pretty much left mine to fend for themselves unfortunetly but this year they've grown bigger and faster than any year previous. I started getting little burrs a few weeks ago and this is by far the earliest they've appeared for me. Usually I don't start to see any signs of cones until august.

Offline mikegraham

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2018, 03:24:38 PM »
I managed to kill mine

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2018, 04:29:41 PM »
Mine started out well, growing quickly, but then when the hotter weather hit they seemed to stop growing.

All still look very healthy, but slowed in their growth. 2 centennial might be 2/3 if the way up a 15ft line. Fuggles and Golding about half of the centennial.

Mind you Centennial are only 3yrs old. Golding is probably 2yrs.

Offline jamie_savoie

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #65 on: July 23, 2018, 08:42:42 AM »
Mine pretty much reached their length and are starting to flower

From left to right: Casacade, Nugget and Hersbrucker


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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2019, 08:19:33 AM »
My hops are doing well this year. I had 12 cascade plants I got from Roger but it was too much so I've been mowing down every other one so I'm down to 6. I think my yield will be about the same as it just means twice as much water and nutrients available. The hersbrucker plant is growing very nicely with some nice big cones.

I've hosed them down a couple times with insecticidal soap because of aphids. Seems to work well.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2019, 08:25:42 AM by shazapple »
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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #67 on: August 23, 2019, 12:05:00 PM »
Nice! I find my hersbrucker mature faster with fatter cones. But the cascade produces more cones but thin and longer.
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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2019, 12:18:46 PM »
At what point can you start splitting off rhizomes from an existing plant?  Do they need to be 2 or 3 years old?

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2019, 11:19:51 PM »
I think you'd be safe after 3 years once they reach full maturity.

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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2019, 06:06:32 PM »
Nice! I find my hersbrucker mature faster with fatter cones. But the cascade produces more cones but thin and longer.
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When do you plan on harvesting your hersbrucker? Mine are starting to feel pretty papery. Last year I harvested at the same time as everything else (early sept) and I think that was too long.
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Re: Rhizomes
« Reply #71 on: August 29, 2019, 12:00:17 PM »
I normally harvest the Hersbrucker about a week before my cascade. Usually the last week of August or first of September.
It seems to work for me.  :cheers:
« Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 12:12:26 PM by Roger »