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Old 04-03-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Hi all,

First year hop grower here (planting 3 cascade, 3 williamette this saturday in the Philly suburbs)...just curious what you guys have done with first year plants; i've read "1 shoot/rhizome" but i've also seen recommendations to create a V-shaped trellis to support two shoots from each root...just curious what you experienced hop-growers recommend!
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:29 AM   #2
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My first year as well. I read 2 or 3 per string, selecting the strongest of the shoots and cutting the rest back.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:49 AM   #3
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My first year as well. I read 2 or 3 per string, selecting the strongest of the shoots and cutting the rest back.
I heard the same thing. I only have two plants, so I'm going with three shoots from each.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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First year the plant is focusing on root growth, some say leave them all. I trimmed them back to 3-4 and had no problems. Hope it helps.
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