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Old 07-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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One of three zomes planted. Hated to pull it. Had many large hop flowers ( no balls) up to 8 ft. Then f

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Above 8 ft started doing the tranny thing. Most agressive grower of the three.

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I'm not so sure you had to pull it as those male parts really can't pollinate due to any pollen produced being non-viable. That trait is very common in Zeus/Columbus and I've never had any problems with seeds over the past 6 years.

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Oh no!

All those beautiful cones.

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ARGH!! No way you should have pulled that baby!! I have had multiple Columbus bines tranny out on me with NO issues, no seeds in flowers, nada. I don't even bother to cut the male parts off as they are completely harmless. Listen to B-Hoppy...he know his hops and makes some damned good hop candy! Nice meeting you at NHC this year B!

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The Tranny develop due to stress, hot weather, not enough water, too much water, ect. My Zeus did the same thing last year, the female flowers were great.

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I retrieved the crown from the compost pile and replanted it . Thanks for setting me straight guys.

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Any chance of you posting or sending me your hop candy recipe?

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Any chance of you posting or sending me your hop candy recipe?
Sorry, it's proprietary, but you can buy it here: http://thebrewmonger.ca/

Appreciate the help stonebrewer!
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