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Old 10-25-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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I planted rhizomes this spring in two areas of my yard. One area collected allot of water from the unusual amount of rain we got and it killed the little cascade that was starting. I dug up the rhizome and planted it in my raised bed to see if i could bring it back. A hop plant did come up in my raised bed but about 4 feet from where I planted the rhizome which is not that unusual but the strange thing is the cones are purple!
So my question is are these cascades and the stress of being submerged and replanted caused purple hops? or are these wild hops?

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Old 10-25-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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It's cousin can get purple late in the year due to lower levels of light and cool temps-I would guess that this is that characteristic.

Difference being it's cousin is then bred for this characteristic, while the hops aren't. Some varieties of hops are probably more likely to turn purple though.

EDIT: Actually, it looks way more like the cousin...

Got a frontal pic of leaves?

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Old 10-25-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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What ned said ^^

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Old 10-25-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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And make that full frontal please.

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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I've never run across a purple hop. Even Sunbeam and Blanc (which have yellow and white leaves) produce green hops.

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:53 PM   #6
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That looks very strange. Do they smell/taste normal?


Wait, are you sure those are female cones? Seeds maybe?


Edit number 3:

Found this on google image search for "hop seeds":

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Nice Buds!!!!! LOL

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Old 10-25-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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A hop plant did come up in my raised bed but about 4 feet from where I planted the rhizome which is not that unusual but the strange thing is the cones are purple!
HAHAHA, nice try bud, you had me goin for a while there.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:45 PM   #9
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The vine is very toothy which made me think these were japanese hops at first.
Some more pics...

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:57 PM   #10
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Wow dude, that's crazy.

Taste and smell?

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