Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby drsmurto » Thursday Oct 27, 2011 7:39 pm

I must have 100 shoots on the chinook now. :shock:

Despite cutting them back very VERY hard to get loads of rhizomes to sell the beasts (3 of them) are still taking over the garden and the fence i put up around them to stop the chooks getting to it is now being used as a bine support!

I've said it before and I'll say it a million times over, these things are weeds. I have had more luck controlling the blackberry than these!

Cascade is at the top of the fence and the chinook has already caught it. Victoria is slow but early days and given its my favourite hop i can be patient.
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Thursday Oct 27, 2011 7:43 pm

:(
I feel like I'm missing out or doing something wrong. My chinook is 2 inches tall.
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Thursday Oct 27, 2011 7:50 pm

jello wrote::(
I feel like I'm missing out or doing something wrong. My chinook is 2 inches tall.


Relax dude. Mine grew an inch then died. :cry:
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Thursday Oct 27, 2011 7:56 pm

That sucks. Dumb question, but are you sure it's dead?
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Thursday Oct 27, 2011 8:12 pm

No. I'm hoping it's gone dormant while growning roots and then will explode. The good Dr. says Chinook are slow to start then overtake every thing and are the weediest of the lot so I hold out some hope. The shoots have turned into sugar cane mulch though... :?

Worst comes to worst I know someone who can get me a kilo. :wink:
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby drsmurto » Thursday Oct 27, 2011 10:11 pm

My chinook are in their 5th season Jello. The rhizomes are spread over metres, not the small piece i sent you.

In years to come you will be cursing me for creating a monster in the backyard that takes over the place.

Be happy that it's still in its infancy, growing its root system.

I didn't get a usable crop off my chinook until the 2nd year and even then that was only 80 or so grams dried. These days it's over 1kg from the 3 plants and that's without pruning to x number of bines, fertilising, or spraying. I leave them be and they produce.
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Friday Oct 28, 2011 4:19 am

Sorry Dr. I'm just impatient. Thanks for the reassurance.

Maybe i should stop looking at them everyday. LOL
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby drsmurto » Friday Oct 28, 2011 3:16 pm

This what they looked like in their 4th year and this photo was only taken late November. Still early in the growing season!

Chinoook is the one on the right hand side (2 more chinook plants on the other side of the fence), goldings to the left. Cascade is on the far right climbing up the fence with no trellis for further height. POR and Victoria are around the corner, to the left of the Goldings.

These things are weeds - you can see from the goldings how far from the fence they are growing!

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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Friday Nov 11, 2011 7:34 pm

My Columbus is at the top of the fence X 2 bines with a few smaller ones.

Chinook has shoots everywhere and is not dead! :D

Cascade is saving it's energy for later in the season. :?
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Friday Nov 11, 2011 8:53 pm

My Chinook is ok.

Cascade has long died.
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Friday Nov 11, 2011 8:57 pm

How do you know it died?
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Friday Nov 11, 2011 9:14 pm

Rotted.
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby big dave » Saturday Nov 12, 2011 7:55 pm

My POR is doing ok. It sprouted about a 4" shoot, and then sat for weeks, but has now shot two more and is grabbing onto things.

The Chinook also sent out a 4" shoot, but it was busted off a couple of weeks ago by the dogs. Now nothing.

I know a watched pot never boils (particularly a keggle....), but should I do something? :|
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Saturday Nov 12, 2011 8:17 pm

Don't worry and stop checking every half hour, I guess. I was sure my Chinook had carked it but after a bit of reading had some hope. Then what do you know? It's back. :D

I also have dogs and keep mine covered with an upside down "beer" crate to keep the mutts at bay.

jello wrote: Rotted.


Yep. They don't come much deader. S'pose you could sub some POR for it. Not like we have a shortage. :lol:
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Monday Nov 14, 2011 6:19 pm

Well, I hated the weather today, but it seemed my chinook loved it. Added 2inches easily!
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Monday Nov 14, 2011 7:36 pm

Cool!

I can beat that record though. I've been measuring my Columbus. I reckon it's growing at about 10cm a day across 4 bines. Bearing in mind the Chinook is reportedly a bit slow to get started "then will overtake everything" I am predicting exciting times ahead. :shock:
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Monday Nov 21, 2011 7:25 pm

My Cascade is also dead. Rotten.
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Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby bullfrog » Thursday Nov 24, 2011 4:52 pm

Hmm, I've either entirely botched my first attempt at taking rhizome cuttings or it wasn't a good idea to try taking cuttings from a 1 year old plant. I'll make it up to you both next year.
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby emnpaul » Thursday Nov 24, 2011 4:57 pm

Don't worry about it.

Matter of fact I feel like I owe you one for reccomending the Bitchcomber as a drinking destination. :|
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Re: Hop Rhizomes - Wanted

Postby jello » Thursday Nov 24, 2011 5:35 pm

bullfrog wrote:Hmm, I've either entirely botched my first attempt at taking rhizome cuttings or it wasn't a good idea to try taking cuttings from a 1 year old plant. I'll make it up to you both next year.


Don't worry about it Jez. It's not like it cost me anything :P
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