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Old 01-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Want to grow hops this spring; but it is not feasible for me to have 20 ft plants growing. I know there are a couple of dwarf hop version but I want to find a dwarf version of the more popular types. Or is it possible to prune your plants to keep them shorter?

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Based on my experience and what I've read, they tend to produce the most cones near the tops of the plants, so I wouldn't advise pruning them or you're most likely going to substantially reduce your yield. I have mine growing on a trellis that's about 8 feet tall. When they reach the top, they cascade off the other side. So you don't have to grow them 20ft tall. I've also heard of a lot of people training them to grow laterally along a fence.

 
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