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Old 04-19-2010, 08:39 PM   #11
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My Centennial is growing very rapidly and has a second shoot popping up. The main bine is 2 ft long. My Cascade on the other hand is only 2" long at best, but has like 5 shoots. Should I trim a couple back? How many bines are optimal and how far do i trim them back?

Thanks for all the great info!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #12
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If we are talking first year , let it all grow, more green equals more root.

Each variety will grow at different times and rates.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #13
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This is an awesome resource. Will be referencing frequently.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:49 PM   #14
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If we are talking first year , let it all grow, more green equals more root.

Each variety will grow at different times and rates.
Zulu is right on - each variety has it's own quirks. Some come out of dormancy early (Cascade, Saaz) some slow (Chinook, Willamette). Some are fine-stemmed (Cascade, Centennial, Euros) some throw primary bines (Chinook, Nugget, Perle) Some are good climbers, some have long side arms, some have small cones, some like fertilizer, some hate phosphorus.
Long and short of it - all different. Don't expect them to all be alike. Brewing would be pretty boring if they were
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #15
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Zulu - Another Greensboro hop grower here. What kind of sun are yours seeing? Full? The ones I just planted (Cascade, Centennial, and Nugget) will get probably 2/3s sun due to some trees blocking morning sun. Think this will be alright?
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #16
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Maybe I missed it in the thread but I was wondering what rhizome varieties to pick for the first year. I have read about buying several types and see what's doing best. I live in Georgia and have selected one of each of these to order:

Centennial, Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, and Tettnanger

I just don't know exactly which will do best in my climate and soil (Red clay soil if you are curious, seems to grow other vines well haha). Advice? Thank you

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #17
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Maybe I missed it in the thread but I was wondering what rhizome varieties to pick for the first year. I have read about buying several types and see what's doing best. I live in Georgia and have selected one of each of these to order:

Centennial, Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, and Tettnanger

I just don't know exactly which will do best in my climate and soil (Red clay soil if you are curious, seems to grow other vines well haha). Advice? Thank you

Ryan
my online research reveals that Centennial, Cascade and Magnum are "all climate" hops, meaning that they've done well in heat. hallertau and Tett might be iffy - european hops tend to have lower heat tolerances. for more info, check out the link in my signature.

if you have red soil, chances are it is very low in organic matter. you will want to add manure, peat moss, leaf-gro (composted leaves), etc.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #19
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:52 PM   #20
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Been a bit lax on this topic.

As much sun as you can get, hops grow best where the days at e very long , ie 40 deg latitude and north.

We have replanted our areas that were not productive, and planted 30 new Cascades with rhizomes from healthy plants on our circle, all have produced exceptionally well. In fact two or three are better yielding already than established plants

Keep the bottom 12" clean , no growth or weeds or grass, I am using Poast selective grass herbicide to keep grasses down and it has no effect on hops.

Keep nitrogen levels high pre season, and use general fertilizer during the season ( I do miracle gro as only have 200 Plants), I get full soil analysis twice a year.

Watering deeply once a week if no rain, tried twice a week with no benefit , so now just do once 7 to 10 Days apart.
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