1st yr growing hops... help needed

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halosld

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I am currently living in Vicenza, Italy and I order and planted some rhizomes about 3 weeks ago. I have "flower/leaves" that are above ground and today I noticed that 1 "asparagus" looking bine has also surfaced, now my question to anyone is it's my understanding that the "bine" is wat you train up the twine and watnot, but will the "flower/leaves" will they turn into bines? or will they even produce hops? i have attached 3 pics to show wat i mean. ANY HELP PLEASE!!!

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WayFrae

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The asparagus looking shoot is the hop bine. The other leaves sprouting don't look like hops to me but it is hard to tell in the picture.
 

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Yes the hop bine does look like a tiny asparagus thing at first. It will grow leaves on it shortly after surfacing. Those other leaves do not look like hop leaves.
 

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Yup, the red looking shoot is the bine. Mine are approximately five years old and the shoot at first is a darker red color, more like red cabbage. My first year of growing cascade with two rhizomes I ended up with twelve ounces of dried hops. Last year I was just under four pounds dried.

PS: I just did my first SMaSH beer with
15 lb Marris Otter
14 oz Cascade
Excellent beer!

PSII: your harvest should be a rolling harvest as not all the hops are ready to pick at one time.


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