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Old 01-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #11
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which came first, the amarillo plant or the amarillo seed?

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #12
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Seed, but only 1. After that all rhizomes or other cuttings. A seed from the same parents wouldn't be exactly the same.

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #13
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Seed, but only 1. After that all rhizomes or other cuttings. A seed from the same parents wouldn't be exactly the same.
^^^ exactly. Thousands of seeds are grown and systematically eliminated
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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Just do not grow from seeds. Besides the fact that Amarillo is a registered and proprietary plant . You have no idea what you are getting , Male,Female. A cross between ? whatever . Please buy rhizomes or potted cuttings http://www.coloradoorganichops.com/?page_id=19 . I have 5 varieties . Arrowhead has more varieties,Dave Wills at freshhops has a dozen every year. Cheers Glen

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:15 PM   #15
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I currently grow 6 varieties at home all starting from rhizomes. I really did buy those seeds but I don't honestly expect Amarillo from them. I am interested in seeing how they grow, since if started from seed they will be better suited to my soil than a rhizome would, lets just call it a science experiment.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #16
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Just watch carefully for males. They will pollinate all your other variety's. I have a $100.00 dollar bounty on males in my hop yard.

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Old 11-25-2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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I am an idiot and did not study so much in plant biology, how can you tell if it is female/male? Lift their little buds?

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Old 11-26-2013, 04:21 PM   #18
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You can identify the male plants by their little balls... No, really:

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Old 11-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #19
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Technically, I think it's 'sacs', haha!

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We never recommend growing from seeds. Like some of the others have suggested, even if it was an Amarillo seed (unlikely) it would not produce offspring that was the same as Amarillo. Also be warned, we had a grower give us some plants he started from seeds he bought on Ebay... One of the two seeds turned out to be a mulberry tree.

You're better off buying the whole plant instead of wasting your time with seeds or rhizome. It gives you a nice hearty plant out of the box. No point in waiting for your seeds or rhizomes to hopefully sprout when you can just buy the full plant outright!

We offer hop plants to growers year round:
http://www.greatlakeshops.com/shop-now.html

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