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Old 07-09-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Hop cones with leaves protruding

I've already got almost-complete hop cones but some cones appear to have leaves growing out of the center. Will post pics. I've been keeping watering and grooming of the plant on a fairly tight schedule but I've not seen anything lie this. Everything appears to be healthy too.




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Old 07-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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They are called angel wings I do believe. Perfectly normal, just pluck off the leaves.

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They are called angel wings I do believe. Perfectly normal, just pluck off the leaves.
yay! Thanks.
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They are called angel wings I do believe. Perfectly normal, just pluck off the leaves.
Will they make your beer taste heavenly?
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Will they make your beer taste heavenly?
My beer is always heavenly!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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I have heard something like this could happen if you give them too much nitrogen too late in the hop development life cycle. It may not be an issue at all as jfrank suggested, just a thought.

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My plants offered me quite a few of these when I harvested. It didn't bother me at all and I either plucked the leaves off or just threw them in as-is.

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I've only got about 4 of them on my Chinook. All the other developing hops look fine. Still waiting for the Willamette to start doing somehing. Not much progress there.

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Some varieties produce more of these than others. The big ones that I grow are Bullion, Cascade and Chinook. There's nothing wrong with the hops - it's just a quirk of nature and being that they're usually found at the very tip of the vine leads me to think that they possess both lateral and main vine characteristics. In the kettle they go!

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Some varieties produce more of these than others. The big ones that I grow are Bullion, Cascade and Chinook. There's nothing wrong with the hops - it's just a quirk of nature and being that they're usually found at the very tip of the vine leads me to think that they possess both lateral and main vine characteristics. In the kettle they go!
into the kettle indeed. Maybe ill use The winged cones for aroma therapy. Haven't decided. I'm sure my brewer boyfriend will not allow any cone to escape the kettle though.
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