Originally Posted by david_42
With proper care, a hop plant can support up to four bines. If you only have one piece of twine rigged, use two.
I've had great success with 6 - 8 bines per crown. It depends on soil type, fertilization, and sunlight. I don't use commercial fertilizers, just plenty of cow & chicken poo in addition to my gardens compost. My one nugget crown yielded just over 4 lbs dry last year with 6 bines. Only real issues I had last year were Japanese beetles