||08-14-2012 10:54 PM
Hop Harvest Dilemma
Hi Everyone - I am in the middle of a hop harvest dilemma. My hop trellis is a maypole where I have 4 different hop varieties growing into one another. On this trellis are 2nd year Centennials, EKG and Magnums and a 1st year wild hop transplant. I am having trouble figuring out which hop cones are coming from which vine.
I have harvested the Magnums (poor yield) and had a 1st harvest of the Centennials with another harvest about a week out. The wild hops are doing very well but need another couple of weeks. The EKG have not produced but a few random cones on the vine, I don't expect much in the coming weeks.
At this time to make it easier to differentiate between the hop varieties I would like to cut away the Magnum and EKG vines. Will cutting the vines stunt the development of the roots (I will continue to water around the hop crown)?
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