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Old 08-06-2012, 03:23 AM   #1
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I've read a lot on growing hops and am ready to give it a go. However, One thing I have not found the answer to is whether, or not, the hop vine (bine?) will grow well across a 4' tall chain link fence. I have a lot of fence real estate available and would like to grow 2 or 3 varieties. Do I need to separate them by any great distance? And, finally, I'm open to suggestions as to what varieties to grow. I'm leaning towards Fuggles, Centennial and Cascade...


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Old 08-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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You'll have to do a fair amount of training because no matter what you do, they'll want to grow up, but it can be done.
I have two plants on my chain-link and harvesting is SWEET.
I have a Chinook and a Centennial on the fence, and I would suggest separating them by 30' at least.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/my-h...0/index20.html

and you can see the Chinook at 13:45 - it's a lot bigger this year.
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Should I plant this fall, or wait until Spring?
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