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Old 01-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #11
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I live in Maine and I'm looking to plant some rhizomes this spring. I guess I have two questions. I see there are a couple places posting pre-buys already but the selections are generally limited to 8-10 varieties.

If I'm looking at buying maybe 8-10 rhizomes (maybe 2 of 4-5 varieties) is it necessary to pre-buy or is that for folks buying larger amounts?

Will the varieties that places offer increase as the spring gets closer? I'm looking for EKG, Saaz, Hallertau or Tettnang, Northern Brewer.

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Go with the hops crowns if you can find them. Since they already have an established root ball, the plants won't devote as much energy into producing a root structure and can focus more of it's energy into vegetative growth (and then, flowering).
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #12
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Thanks again.

If I buy anymore I would like Saaz but I don't see many places selling that one. Maybe centennial for Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde.

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #13
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I live in Maine and I'm looking to plant some rhizomes this spring. I guess I have two questions. I see there are a couple places posting pre-buys already but the selections are generally limited to 8-10 varieties.

If I'm looking at buying maybe 8-10 rhizomes (maybe 2 of 4-5 varieties) is it necessary to pre-buy or is that for folks buying larger amounts?

Will the varieties that places offer increase as the spring gets closer? I'm looking for EKG, Saaz, Hallertau or Tettnang, Northern Brewer.

Thanks

What part of maine? I too live in maine (farmington area) and I am looking to re-start growing hops( I had 2 varieties a few years ago but they didn't survive a move). I am considering hop starts instead of rhizomes and I am looking at cascade, nugget, centennial, columbus and chinook. Once your hops get established maybe we swap some variates.

Does anyone know if hop starts will produce th first year better then rhizomes?
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I have pleny if needed. Look at my other posts. Good luck with them. Verry rewarding.

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