Help Me To Pick Out Rhizomes For Next Year

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Rypcord

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I am (told, so far anyway, by the wife) getting to build 2 more arbors for next year, and allowed to put plant more rhizomes.

I am building 2 arbors, and then because of that, that means I can plant 3 different types of hop plants.


(The way I currently have my first arbor setup is like this:

X1 ------ X1
| -------- |
X2 ------ X2

With each being a hop plant and a corner of the arbor. So X1 and X1 are one type and X2 and X2 are another type.)

I currently have Chinook and Cascade.

I am going to be able to plant 3 more types.

What recommendations for the upcoming spring does everyone make for me?
 

sashurlow

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What do you brew?
I'll just throw out Great Lakes Hops out there. They don't sell rhizomes, they sell actual growing plants.
 

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I grew centennial and zeus this year. First year plants. Eastern PA. The centennials did alright for first year plants, but the zeus did extremely well.
My Horizon grew about 3 feet, and my Willamette grew about 12 feet.

I grew both from rhizomes from local homebrew store and small plants from great lakes. The great lakes plants did way better.
 

Texconsinite

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Get some aroma and flavor varieties that will be different than what you have. Maybe something earthy or spicy like tettnang, hallertau or saaz, or something some fruity if u can find.

I've ordered actual plants from Great Lakes Hops as well, and they take off very quickly. Been quite pleased

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This is a Saaz I planted a month ago from GLH. It was about 6 inches tall when i got it.
 
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