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Old 04-14-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Ok so I got hold of a cascade rhizomes it was about 6 inches long. The guy I got it from said I could easily cut it up and plant it to grow more so I cut it into pieces about 2 inches long. Now I'm looking at pics and they seem bigger. Each piece had some roots and new shoots. Do you think they will survive?
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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All the rhizomes I've purchased have been in the 6 inch or larger range.

That being said , if you plant the 2 inch pieces you'll probably get growth.

The first year is all about root growth so you won't get too many hops anyway.

Hops are difficult to kill.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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I believe it is not the length as much as the # of shoots on the rhizome when you plant it. A 2" rhizome with 4 shoots has as much chance as a 6" piece with 4 shoots, if I am reading everything right.
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