The only people I know that grow hops from seeds are hop breeders. Your seeds are a little like a pig in a poke. They might produce good hops, but more likely they are ornamentals. As mentioned, only the female plants produce flowers & having male plants around will divert energy from making resin to producing seeds.
Ryzomes are only a few bucks each, you'll know what you are getting & typically, you don't need a big (12-16 feet, not 7) trellis until the second year.
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Last edited by david_42; 10-17-2006 at 04:43 PM.