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Old 02-23-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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In the Vermont area?

I know hops rhizomes are ordered in the March-May window, but how late can they be planted?

It is looking more and more likely that I will be moving to the Vermont area between May and August, so I feel silly ordering and planting hops here in Florida and then leave them.

Alternatively how large would a potted hop plant grow in that time frame?

I understand that I may be pushing it too far to be able to plant this year, but if it is possible I would rather not have to wait another year.

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Old 02-23-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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They are perennials and can be easily planted in the early fall. Basically you want them in the ground to start putting down roots before a hard freeze.

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Old 02-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
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Just put them in gallon pots for this year and cut them back to 3-4 feet for the move. Any growth this year will translate to better growth next year.

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I would NOT move potted plants from FLA to Vermont.

I would dig them up when you move and refridgerate them in plastic and newspaper for a week at most, re-plant.

No crop that year, but they will be established.

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As with anything else here your going to get a bunch of differering opinions. Planting them for two months will be a waste of time. The shock of that and the move and the replanting will waste your season. Better to bag it this spring and plant fresh when you move.

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I am in Austin and wondering the same thing.. Haven't had the $ to spend on nice Cedar like I had hoped.

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Hops transplant extremely well, if they didn't you'd never get a rhizome to perform.

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