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Old 06-07-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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has anyone successfully tried to re-root cuttings from hop plants? general consensus is to trim back all but the most vigorous bines for the season.

i am going to try to use a rooting powder/chemical to keep these cuttings alive and create "new" hop plants. i will be sure to keep you guys updated on success/failure of my venture.

i would like to hear from anyone who has had success with this venture in the past. thanks!

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Yes,it works. Bury about a foot of the cutting.

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should i try to root a bine, or a leaf stem, or any other part? which will give the best chance of success?

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I read that the best way (whatever "best" means ) is to bury a bine from the main plant while it's still attached. Apparently the bine will start to put down new roots, and once they're established, you can sever the original bine. I tried this a few days ago with an offshoot from my Challenger plant, and I'll post back on how it gets on.

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I read that the best way (whatever "best" means ) is to bury a bine from the main plant while it's still attached. Apparently the bine will start to put down new roots, and once they're established, you can sever the original bine. I tried this a few days ago with an offshoot from my Challenger plant, and I'll post back on how it gets on.
I was going to say, that "layering" the technique you are using, would probably be a good route to go. It makes the most sense I think.
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What about if I wanted to take a cutting from a plant that is not on my property and bring it home? There are hops growing at my Grandmother's place that were planted by my Great-great grandfather as a cash crop. I would like to take cuttings and grow them here to use in a sort of "heritage" brew. Would it be best to take cuttings from the bine?

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What about if I wanted to take a cutting from a plant that is not on my property and bring it home? There are hops growing at my Grandmother's place that were planted by my Great-great grandfather as a cash crop. I would like to take cuttings and grow them here to use in a sort of "heritage" brew. Would it be best to take cuttings from the bine?
You'd probably have better success taking a cutting from the dormant Rhizome come fall when the bines die back.
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Layering absolutely works, and Zoebisch is correct that fall would be the best time. If you want to try a green cutting I'd take just a 12" growing shoot tip and then remove most of the leaves, leaving maybe one fully expanded leaf - if that. One big reason green cutting fail is they have too many leaves and with no roots, the leaves just can't get enough water. So removing most of the leaves makes a big difference. I'd even be tempted to leave maybe just one small leaf and the tip. A little rooting homrone would be good, and put it in a humid place with lots of indirect sun.

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Thanks for the info guys. I will definitely give it a try this fall. I will be going over there on a scouting expedition in the next couple of weeks. I plan on harvesting what I can this year. I will definitely give a rhizome cutting a shot this fall.

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A 12" cutting is a bit big IMHO. Just use a cutting that has one full set of leaves (but a small set) and the end node. Preferably with the end node close to the leaf set. Use a peat pellet or a 50/50 mix of vermiculite/perlite soaked in sterile water, and maybe some vitamin b1 if it's readily available. A great pot to use is Dairy Queen type clear plastic with the snap on hood. 23-25 degrees c is a good temperature, with a 16 to 18 hour light cycle if using artificial light.

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