Propagating from Hop Cuttings - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Propagating from Hop Cuttings

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
razyrsharpe
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
razyrsharpe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Lugoff, SC
Posts: 421
Liked 26 Times on 19 Posts



has anyone successfully tried to re-root cuttings from hop plants? general consensus is to trim back all but the most vigorous bines for the season.

i am going to try to use a rooting powder/chemical to keep these cuttings alive and create "new" hop plants. i will be sure to keep you guys updated on success/failure of my venture.

i would like to hear from anyone who has had success with this venture in the past. thanks!
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotamy!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,597
Liked 155 Times on 145 Posts


Yes,it works. Bury about a foot of the cutting.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
razyrsharpe
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
razyrsharpe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Lugoff, SC
Posts: 421
Liked 26 Times on 19 Posts


should i try to root a bine, or a leaf stem, or any other part? which will give the best chance of success?
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotamy!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 10:24 AM   #4
Danek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Sheffield, UK
Posts: 1,275
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


I read that the best way (whatever "best" means ) is to bury a bine from the main plant while it's still attached. Apparently the bine will start to put down new roots, and once they're established, you can sever the original bine. I tried this a few days ago with an offshoot from my Challenger plant, and I'll post back on how it gets on.
__________________
Bottle conditioning: Pliny the Elder clone; Tramp's Overcoat Barley Wine
Next up: Vanilla Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
zoebisch01
 
zoebisch01's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Central PA
Posts: 5,182
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Danek View Post
I read that the best way (whatever "best" means ) is to bury a bine from the main plant while it's still attached. Apparently the bine will start to put down new roots, and once they're established, you can sever the original bine. I tried this a few days ago with an offshoot from my Challenger plant, and I'll post back on how it gets on.
I was going to say, that "layering" the technique you are using, would probably be a good route to go. It makes the most sense I think.
__________________
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 04:24 PM   #6
mr_goodwrench
 
mr_goodwrench's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Auburn, GA
Posts: 888
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


What about if I wanted to take a cutting from a plant that is not on my property and bring it home? There are hops growing at my Grandmother's place that were planted by my Great-great grandfather as a cash crop. I would like to take cuttings and grow them here to use in a sort of "heritage" brew. Would it be best to take cuttings from the bine?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyNameIsPaul View Post
We make beer in buckets with toilet parts and coolers.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 04:46 PM   #7
zoebisch01
 
zoebisch01's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Central PA
Posts: 5,182
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_goodwrench View Post
What about if I wanted to take a cutting from a plant that is not on my property and bring it home? There are hops growing at my Grandmother's place that were planted by my Great-great grandfather as a cash crop. I would like to take cuttings and grow them here to use in a sort of "heritage" brew. Would it be best to take cuttings from the bine?
You'd probably have better success taking a cutting from the dormant Rhizome come fall when the bines die back.
__________________
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

Creepersale Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 06:08 PM   #8
pjj2ba
Look under the recliner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
pjj2ba's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
State College, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,379
Liked 206 Times on 167 Posts


Layering absolutely works, and Zoebisch is correct that fall would be the best time. If you want to try a green cutting I'd take just a 12" growing shoot tip and then remove most of the leaves, leaving maybe one fully expanded leaf - if that. One big reason green cutting fail is they have too many leaves and with no roots, the leaves just can't get enough water. So removing most of the leaves makes a big difference. I'd even be tempted to leave maybe just one small leaf and the tip. A little rooting homrone would be good, and put it in a humid place with lots of indirect sun.
__________________
On Tap: Doppelbock O'fest, Pale Ale, cider
Kegged and Aging/Lagering: CAP, Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils, Amer. Wheat, Rye IPA, Saison
Secondary:
Primary: Ger Pils, CAP
Brewing soon: Pale lager, Amer. wheat
Recently kicked : (
Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer
(1st NYC 2011, 2nd NYC 2012)
P U crowns winners in its inaugural master HB competition

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 11:18 PM   #9
mr_goodwrench
 
mr_goodwrench's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Auburn, GA
Posts: 888
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


Thanks for the info guys. I will definitely give it a try this fall. I will be going over there on a scouting expedition in the next couple of weeks. I plan on harvesting what I can this year. I will definitely give a rhizome cutting a shot this fall.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyNameIsPaul View Post
We make beer in buckets with toilet parts and coolers.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 11:26 PM   #10
mr x
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Mainly Halifax
Posts: 1,576
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


A 12" cutting is a bit big IMHO. Just use a cutting that has one full set of leaves (but a small set) and the end node. Preferably with the end node close to the leaf set. Use a peat pellet or a 50/50 mix of vermiculite/perlite soaked in sterile water, and maybe some vitamin b1 if it's readily available. A great pot to use is Dairy Queen type clear plastic with the snap on hood. 23-25 degrees c is a good temperature, with a 16 to 18 hour light cycle if using artificial light.
__________________
This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propagating from cuttings pilotdane Hops Growing 37 02-28-2013 06:36 PM
rooting cuttings in water sharpstick Hops Growing 6 08-14-2009 12:13 PM
Gonna try my thumb at propagating stem cuttings, any tips? GilaMinumBeer General Chit Chat 22 06-25-2009 10:05 PM
Propagating bad yeast drunkatuw General Techniques 3 12-09-2008 12:28 AM
Help w/ culturing / propagating yeast... freebird General Techniques 6 07-28-2006 08:44 PM


Forum Jump