Hop rhizomes - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Hop rhizomes

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
wegz15
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Northbrook, Illinois
Posts: 600
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts



I know it is late in the season or early for next year, however you want to look at it, but does anyone on here sell/give away hop rhizomes? I was thinking about growing hops next season as I just bought a house and now have a place to grow them.

Also, I did a google search and saw a couple of places sell them online. Do they sell out quick or are they all sold out because it is so late in the hop growing season?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
hoppymonkey
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
north atlanta
Posts: 1,022
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


You can pretty much only buy them from like feb-may.( planting season). I'd send you some cascade rhizomes if you will pay for shipping, but you would probably be better off waiting until next spring. It would be a good idea to go ahead and prep your site for them. They suck up a whole lot of nutrients so soil ammendments are a must.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 04:24 PM   #3
hungrymonkey
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
south of Eugene, OR
Posts: 360
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


a couple of years ago, I picked up 8 different rhizomes from freshops for $38 with $4.95 shipping.

The Rhizomes are cheap. About the cost of an ounce of hops at the lhbs.

It helps that I live an hour and a half away from freshops. Shipping was crazy quick.



As for availability. They dig up the rhizomes in the beginning of the year. They are usually available in march. I am not a botanist, but I am assuming it has to do with the dormant stage of the plant, and has to do with the best survival rate for splitting the rhizome.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 12:42 AM   #4
wegz15
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Northbrook, Illinois
Posts: 600
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


I've read that to make rhizomes you just leave a 5-6 foot piece of the bine when you are cutting them back for the winter. Then just bury that section in a shallow trench and dig it up next spring.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 04:14 AM   #5
ThreeDogsNE
Good for what ales you
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
, Southwest Iowa
Posts: 648
Liked 36 Times on 28 Posts


Posted this yesterday on another thread several lines below. Copied and pasted shamelessly:

These folks are still selling plants:

http://www.highhops.net/buy.html

Check out this thread to see what they are selling:

looking for cascade hop rhizomes

This could get you in action through the fall and winter if you grow them indoors. I grew some in buckets under grow lights that did quite well through the winter until I got too exuberant with water and Miracle Grow and drowned them. A better gardener than I could do well with these. You stand a chance of getting second year performance next year if you treat them well through the Winter. However, they seem to be $10 per plant, where my rhizomes were $4-5 this Spring.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
GVH_Dan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GVH_Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
McFarland (Madison), WI
Posts: 1,109
Liked 256 Times on 184 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by wegz15 View Post
I've read that to make rhizomes you just leave a 5-6 foot piece of the bine when you are cutting them back for the winter. Then just bury that section in a shallow trench and dig it up next spring.
That's over the growing season, not the winter. If you want more rhizomes, when the bines sprout you train 2 or 3 and lay down 2 or 3 and cover them. They essentially turn into rhizomes you can dig up the next year or the year after that. They won't be super thick and vigorous like the ones you would get off a 5+ year old plant, but they should sprout.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 02:07 AM   #7
cuinrearview
 
cuinrearview's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Delton, MI
Posts: 1,152
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


Every time I look at Dan's pic. during my harvest/drying weeks it makes me smile. I looked the same way tonight.

To the OP, at this point in the season you'll want to wait and visit a reputable farm's website next spring for rhizomes. There's really no advantage to trying to sprout a hop plant this time of year in the upper midwest, IMHO.
__________________
Looking forward to brewing some beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 02:09 AM   #8
wegz15
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Northbrook, Illinois
Posts: 600
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


From what I have read I know it is too late. I was just asking if people on here sell or give rhizomes away in the spring. Also, was wondering if they sell out quickly or if all the websites are just sold out because it is too late in the season.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 05:02 AM   #9
hungrymonkey
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
south of Eugene, OR
Posts: 360
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


its out of season. That is why they are sold out.

I bought in mid march. Only one of the varieties was sold out.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #10
GVH_Dan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GVH_Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
McFarland (Madison), WI
Posts: 1,109
Liked 256 Times on 184 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by cuinrearview View Post
Every time I look at Dan's pic. during my harvest/drying weeks it makes me smile. I looked the same way tonight.
Thanks. I feel that way the first few days of harvest. Now its been 3 weeks as we cycle through our different varieties and I'm not smiling so much as I drag my butt out to the oast every morning at 6 to check moisture content before heading off to the other job.

Nah, I guess I still smile. I just don't dig through them so much.

Back on topic, many of the places will let you pre-order starting in Feb or even Jan. That's best. then you get what you want and they ship it to you around the time you can put it in the ground.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad rhizomes? starrbrew Hops Growing 24 04-20-2011 01:37 AM
Where to go for those rhizomes? EinGutesBier Hops Growing 23 04-28-2009 07:54 PM
Where to buy rhizomes? Donthoseme Hops Growing 3 04-14-2009 01:53 AM
Rhizomes? BrewTaster Hops Growing 3 12-09-2008 03:35 PM
rhizomes kjones Hops Growing 18 11-27-2008 03:52 PM


Forum Jump