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Old 05-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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Just looking to see if anyone is having success growing hops in Kentucky. My friend is looking to plant 6 acres, his soil report was good and he is inside the lattitude line. Are there any rizomes left to buy this year, or is it too late?


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Old 05-30-2009, 05:41 AM   #2
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Come on guys, nobody from Kentucky wants to chime in with anything????



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Old 05-30-2009, 05:51 AM   #3
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I'm growing 'em in Kentucky (Cascades and Chinook). They're doing very well.

 
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:01 AM   #4
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May I ask what area you are in? How many plants? How many years? what kind of yield?

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Old 05-30-2009, 06:09 AM   #5
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I'm in Louisville. Just growing them for my own use and amusement, really. Very few, in containers, first year. Not expecting much of a harvest being first year plants.

But I can say that they do grow very well here.

 
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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Just looking to see if anyone is having success growing hops in Kentucky. My friend is looking to plant 6 acres, his soil report was good and he is inside the lattitude line. Are there any rizomes left to buy this year, or is it too late?


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Its more expensive that rhizomes, but Great Lakes Hops sells crowns and field grade plants, it may be worth your friend checking them out.

 
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:34 AM   #8
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How many rhizomes? Might be able to help. PM me.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #9
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I'm growing them in kentucky. I have a second year centennial that is already loade with cones. I also have cascade,chinook,and pride of ringwood that are all first year and seem to be doing well. No cones on any first year plants but I pretty much expected that.


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Old 10-15-2014, 11:44 PM   #10
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Eastside, I'm growing hops close to KY.

I grew three plants of CTZ type hops planted May 25, 2014 and harvested near mid August 2014. I averaged two lbs of wet hops from each plant.

As for your friend planting 6 acres, I wish him luck. It's a LOT of hard work to do it right and the cost per acre will exceed $15,000 perper acre.

I recently purchased five different varieties from Great Lakes Hops in Zeeland, MI. totaling 1,000 plants, planted on one acre.



 
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