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Old 10-21-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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so this buddy of mine tells me he has a huge hop vine in his yard ,and i can have at er.The only problem I have is I don't know if it's too late to pick them.they probably had a good frost or too by now ,and I really don't know if that's good or bad.Can anyone help me out here ?


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Old 10-21-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Bad.

Better luck next year.


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Picking the cones after they turn brown will yield some lupulin, but they lose some flavor.

I would wait until spring to prune rhizomes after you see shoots. They will start to grow in early spring.
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Picking the cones after they turn brown will yield some lupulin, but they lose some flavor.

I would wait until spring to prune rhizomes after you see shoots. They will start to grow in early spring.
thanks I'll do that for next year,swmbo is planning a new backyard anywaysI'm sure I can get in a few hop vines
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