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Old 07-01-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default chinook ready to pick, do I need to now?

I have a 2nd year chinook that's about 30 ft tall and covered in hops that are ready now. I don't want to harvest these cause I can't put the vine rope back up if I take it down, and I already will have more hops than I can use. If I just leave them on the vine will it impact how many grow from July-September? will they fall off on their own or will I have to separate old and new growth when I harvest?


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Old 07-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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They only have about a week window when they're at their best, after that it's all down hill.


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yeah, i wasnt intending to use the ones there now. wondering if i leave them on, will I get a decent amount of new cones by the fall
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How tall of a ladder do you have? If it were me I'd pick as much as safely possible.
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