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Old 06-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
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Out of the 3-5 bines coming out of the crown of my new hop plants, which is THE bine to train up the twine? What happens to the others?
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Train all of them.

Fwiw, I train 6 bines per crown up two drops...

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Train all of them.

Fwiw, I train 6 bines per crown up two drops...

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Up two drops? Whats that mean?
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Two strings in a vee?

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I've always heard cut back to the best 4 to 6 bines and train those. They can go up the same trellis/line together, but I try to have 4 lines per plant/crown up a trellis system. Dont be afraid to cut back the weaker ones, they'll make the stonnger ones stronger.

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When you say "weaker", are you simply talking about keeping the bines that have the greatest diameter? Length?

How long do you wait before you start trimming back other bines? For example, do you let ten bines sprout and then whittle that down to six or so based on which are the longest? And from that point on you cut every bine that pops up the rest of the season?

Does anyone train a second group of bines a month or so after the first group up the same rope to try to get two separate harvests about a month apart? Not sure if the old bines would be greatly affected by the new ones. I guess this would also make harvesting a bit harder for the first round since I couldn't just cut down the rope as I've done in the past. Forgive me as I think out loud...

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Here's where I am/they are so far...
Cascade on the right, Chinook on the left...

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MURDERER!!! Call the Detectives in charge of Binocide.

I cut mine back to the strongest 4 per plant usually. Having read some of this info here, I may try for more next year.
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