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Old 07-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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It is July 10, it has been very cool thus far this year and fairly moist. My hops are in their first year. I planted one Fuggle rhizome, which sprouted one bine and it is about 12-13ft tall. My Cascade Rhizome was attacked by my dog and torn down but it has regrown with two bines about 3-4 feet tall. I'm not seeing any cones yet. I live in Nebraska. Our high temps have been in the low 90's for about 3 weeks now. Am I just getting overly excited?

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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You probably won't see any this year.

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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yeah - first year plants focus on strengthening the root system.

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Damn I'm in the same boat... Oh well good thing I kind of let mine run a muck...

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Old 07-10-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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I got minimal cones out of my first yr plant last yr, it was probably end of july before it put out any little buds though, the few that formed came late.

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Old 07-11-2009, 05:31 AM   #6
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Lincoln isn't too far off from Denver.
My first year plants show no sign of hop flowers yet.
but again, first year. However, up the street there is a huge plant that is about the size of a F150. I don't think the owners have a clue. They just died on the plant last year. Plan to go make friends soon. Theirs are just showing little starts of a bud. And that is just in the last week.

Our spring was a bit colder and wetter here this year and yours might have been similar. A couple more weeks should tell us if anything will come of the new plantings

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Old 07-11-2009, 09:37 AM   #7
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my first year cascade is going nuts. 30 cones so far. must be the climate, it has been sunny everyday for 2+ months, hardly any rain while i watered twice a day.

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Old 07-11-2009, 04:58 PM   #8
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My first year Chinooks are 15+ feet tall and have a bunch of little flowers all over. My first year cascades are about 7ft tall and barely starting to put out some flowers, only a few so far.

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Old 07-11-2009, 10:56 PM   #9
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I live in Lincoln, and this spring I added 2 nugget and 2 williamette to my hop garden, both plants are over 12 feet tall and have flowers on them.

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No cones on my 1st year ~3 foot Chinook plant here, doubt I'll see any at this rate.

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