- Mar 10, 2020
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So here we are after a long tiring weird 2020 and the hops are sprouting up big time. I grew cascades chinooks and nuggets and they all are reaching for the twine now with a dozen or more shoots at each site. Last year I trained any growth from the rhizome plantings to maximize leaf set and promote roots. This year, spring pruning is needed. I noticed some shoots have long internodes and some have short internodes. I don’t want to prune everything back this year and want to select the longest of the shorter internode shoots and remove the others. Next year when the roots are much more established and there is just too many shoots early spring I plan to trim the whole lot early April and then do bine selection on the second set of growth. Does this seem to be an okay process to follow?