I've been given a complete root system of a Columbus hop plant, and have spent some time this morning chopping/separating it all. Just looking for some advice from seasoned hop growers as to what's good, and what isn't?
The first photo is of my breakup into 3 'groups' of cuttings. The next 3 images:
Group 2. Rhizome clippings 1 - the more traditional-looking rhizomes I've been able to remove, each of these have at least one, but most have many visible shoots/buds.
Group 3. No visible shoots - These look like rhizomes as I'm used to seeing them, but none of these sticks have any visible shoots.
Group 4. Clumps with shoots - These are small bunches of root balls, most of which have many visible shoots/buds coming out of them
I'm wanting to pass some of these on to friends & fellow home brewers, but I don't want to dud anyone. Obviously I can hand out group 2 pretty safely. Can anyone tell me if the root balls in group 4 should also grow vines ok?
And the sticks in group 3 with no shoots, should they simply be disposed of?
Thanks in advance...