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Old 04-20-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Tornado=Broken Hop tips

If a tornado rips through your yard and a branch falls on your hops and rips the tip off, will they continue to grow another tip out of a node? Or should I cut these and let a couple new ones grow up the wire?

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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I wouldnt cut them. Hopfarmer posted a video of his crops last year going through hail (i believe) and it hurt the plants, but he said he still got a good yield.

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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They ought to be fine. I would only have concern for a first year plant. Anything older than that will generate a munch of new sprouts.

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Sweet! Thanks

I actually checked last night and it looks like they are already starting to shoot up another tip out of the top most node. Looks like little asparagus tips.

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Dude...a tornado ripped through your yard and your worried about the hop plants?!?

AWESOME!!

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Dude...a tornado ripped through your yard and your worried about the hop plants?!?

AWESOME!!
Isnt that how its sposed to be? he cant rdwhahb if the means to make a home brew is gone with the wind(sry had to)
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #7
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Dude...a tornado ripped through your yard and your worried about the hop plants?!?

AWESOME!!
HAHAHA
Well after 4 days of chainsaw intimacy and some roofing experience I had time to deal with the real issues!
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