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Old 05-30-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Is it to late to plant hops for this year....I'm in PA.


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Old 05-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Sep 2007
Downingtown, PA
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short answer-no.
-Those that know donít close the door on those that donít know (The Gourds, "Education Song")...
-The brewer's yeast ferments, and forgives, all that you did...(The Gourds, "Right in the Head")...

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Old 05-30-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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Dec 2005
Portland, OR, Oregon
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long answer - noooooooooooooooooooooooo

Sorry, couldn't resist. Yea the hop growth cycle starts in March. Although Freshops still has some rhizomes for sale, planting them will only give you root growth for next year, you won't get hop cones at all.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Jan 2009
nwi, indiana
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even if you planted them two months ago, you don't get much the first year. My plants this year are already larger than they were at the end of the season last year. Last year being the first season, they were working on roots and i didn't get much more than a few OZ of hops for all 10 plants, but this year it should be substantially more.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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Feb 2007
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I just purchased 12 rhizomes from Adventures in Brewing and the guy said as long as I get them in the ground ASAP they'll be fine. No cones this year but, next year they'll be great.


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Old 05-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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Feb 2008
Delton, MI
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My hallertau went into the ground last year on Father's day after one of last year's rhizomes failed. It's shorter than the other two I planted at the beginning of last season but much farther along than all six that I planted this year. Here in MI they'll stop growing vertically around the end of June, but just two weeks was plenty of growth to make some roots and a good start for this year. IMO we're still a solid three weeks away from "don't plant" territory.
Looking forward to brewing some beer

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