I don't think so... I am cutting the sidearms and the top of the bine to contains those crazy growers. There is another 3 months before I can put them outdoor. I have start to root some bine cuttings, I am planning to start them again from ground up and get rid of those that you see on the picture. I can only keep 1 plant from each seed that germinate. That is heart breaking, but I am limited in space. Those plants are in my dinning room... each time I add a container, my wife gives me "the look"...Sidearms already! You'll be double-cropping this year.
Around 10%, but there are several things to consider...What's your current germination rate?
They probably have other buds underground ready to take up if something happen.Here, in the PNW, we have had an unseasonably warm winter with no snow. Several of the crosses in the yard already have 12" bines shooting from the ground. I'm excited, but also nervous - one cold snap could really eff everything up.
Here, in the PNW, we have had an unseasonably warm winter with no snow. Several of the crosses in the yard already have 12" bines shooting from the ground. I'm excited, but also nervous - one cold snap could really eff everything up.
My friend Dave has about 15 down in Philomath, mostly planted in Doug Fir but he's got a little hopyard. You might be roped into helping w/his rammed earth house if you're not quick enough though, haha. Nice work with the seedlings!...
Anyone got a few acres I can borrow?
A full year of growth... I've been trying to give the plants similar conditions and then evaluate them at the end of a full growth cycle. Yesterday, I went out to the yard and culled. It broke my heart, but we took the initial 40+ down to 8.What are you using for your initial basis for selection?
I've thought about this, but seeing as hops tend to die back to the "root stock" each year, the benefits would seem very temporary.I constantly hear about people wanting to graft two varieties together, as many woody perennials (apples, cherries, etc.) can have specific benefits from rootstock to scion. I wonder if one were to breed for reduced rhizome growth, would they be able to maintain purity of the scion?
No, and I really wouldn't recommend purchasing hops seeds off ebay. Anyone offering seeds from know varieties is trying to rip you off. The seeds you receive may not even be from hops. If they are, they will most likely be from an "ornamental" variety with no real brewing potential.Are you offering any seeds for sale on, say, e-Bay?
I don't understand your statement, but then again, I'm not a geneticist? The two ornamental varieties I'm familiar with are Sunbeam and Bianca which came out of Dr. Al's breeding efforts to create a replacement for Tettnang that would/could be grown here in the US. My thinking is that even though those two didn't make the cut as one of the varieties that were released, they should possess some of the (brewing) traits that the others that did make the cut also have. I could be way off base but those are my thoughts? http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21698.htmlIf they are, they will most likely be from an "ornamental" variety with no real brewing potential.
I shouldn't have made such a blanket statement. Any hops could have brewing potential. And if you are breeding, you have to start somewhere.I don't understand... they should possess some of the (brewing) traits that the others that did make the cut also have. I could be way off base but those are my thoughts?
They look great !! Good job !Speaking of pots: mine are quickly starting to outgrow their containers. I'll need to get them outside sooner than later.
I've had a great offer for a yard to use. Full sun, good soil, access to irrigation. The only problem is that it is on a steep slope...