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Greetings!

I recently started a hop garden with rhizomes I picked up from Northern Brewer. I did 3 Comet, 3 Centennial, and 3 Cascade. So far I’ve had one Comet, one Cascade, and what I think may be one Centennial break ground. Can anyone confirm if this is a baby Centennial plant or a weed? My other two that came up look different (last two pics) and are flourishing, but when I’ve looked up baby Centennial plants they do have the red-ish stems. I can’t tell. Hop or weed? Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Weed growing out of a crack !

That's a downer and an upper what's the fun in that.

I'd say the two on the left look like weeds / tomato plants maybe ( time will tell). Two on right look hoppy.
 

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The streets of Bremen truly are paved with weeds, and not much tarmac either by the looks of it. Just a bit of bone shaking pave ( apologies can't find out how to put accent on that e).
 

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Let them grow, The third and forth are growing hops. Funny, I have an old neighbor that swears that I am growing POT net to my shop. They are related by the way.
Well its getting to be legal in more and more places anyway. And if somebody ever did call out the ATF on you I would strongly hope they know the difference.
 
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i thought pauve was french? and for pepper?


but @HopHead0814 just let em go a few weeks, if they get bines then they're hops....
i thought pauve was french? and for pepper?


but @HopHead0814 just let em go a few weeks, if they get bines then they're hops....
I think that’s the best course of action, especially since I’ve seen images of baby hop plants like this one… makes me believe it may be hops.
 

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Yeah, it can't hurt to let them go a bit.

Different hops do have different looks and growing habits. Height, density, color, how many shoots come up, etc.

I've never seen hops with elaves like that. Always look more like asparagus. But - you can wait and find out. I think after a while it'll become obvious.

You can dig around their roots too. If they are frail and white they are weeds, if they go and go down to a large root they are hops.
 

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Greetings!

I recently started a hop garden with rhizomes I picked up from Northern Brewer. I did 3 Comet, 3 Centennial, and 3 Cascade. So far I’ve had one Comet, one Cascade, and what I think may be one Centennial break ground. Can anyone confirm if this is a baby Centennial plant or a weed? My other two that came up look different (last two pics) and are flourishing, but when I’ve looked up baby Centennial plants they do have the red-ish stems. I can’t tell. Hop or weed? Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
1000% not cannabis, been breeding for years never saw cannabis like that
 

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i thought this thread was about two leaves? and everyone was trying to figure out what they were, not two hemispheres of the brain with the same effect......
You mistaken my friend is about breeding while under the influence of cannabis, no not that, yo know the thing!! Come on man! Get your face outta your ears. ;):mug:
 

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The first two are definitely not hops. A sprouting new hop looks like a hop. The first leaves that emerge are replicas of a mature hop. Now the other two with the two smooth rounded leaves could be weed or weeds.
I agree with Murph4231. I have 4 types of hops growing all 3 of the ones you have plus Cashmere. They all started with the same spear tip looking bine then followed by jagged leaves every time the tip keeps moving on. That Comet will be little shop of horrors' on year 2 and more so year 3. Comet literally is a beast. I spend time daily killing all of its yard invading shoots. It is hard to tell from the picture but there is 10 new shoots on the back side of the fence and I just shovel cut everything there yesterday and more on the other side of the fence.
 

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That is a tip of Centennial and it basically looked just like that but smaller when the rhizome first took off last year. Only one of 3 made it, so had to take cuttings and only one cutting made it through the winter, so again with a cutting this year to fill the 3rd spot. Not so much of a beast. Lol.
 

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look like hops? but i just saw a pic of a wild hop plant growing out of a crack in a sidewalk somewhere here...so both?
I can give you an update on that one if you like. But I actually might be parking my car above it atm.

I'll have a look once I manage to move my lazy behind outside
 

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Here are three rhizomes planted June 1st.
IMG_20220619_183115994.jpg Centenial and IMG_20220619_183051429.jpg Cascade.

All three were rhizomes from AIH. All replacements from last year's purchase the failed to survive. The point of this post is to show the difference in what sprouting hops look like. Notice the Cascade, the smallest emerging leaves. The second, a Centenial has again failed to sprout. That one was soggy wet and moldy when received. Needless to say I'll purchase hops from someone else moving forward.
 

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Here are three rhizomes planted June 1st.
View attachment 772413 Centenial and View attachment 772416 Cascade.

All three were rhizomes from AIH. All replacements from last year's purchase the failed to survive. The point of this post is to show the difference in what sprouting hops look like. Notice the Cascade, the smallest emerging leaves. The second, a Centenial has again failed to sprout. That one was soggy wet and moldy when received. Needless to say I'll purchase hops from someone else moving forward.
 

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I don't know what happened to the above post but the Centenial is the one that has not sprouted. The larger best looking young plant is the Sterling and the smallest with several tiny sprouts is a Cascade.
 
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Thanks for all the advice and good humor. It was definitely a weed, and not the good kind. I’m quite a bit disappointed as only the two of nine sprouted and are thriving. Northern Brewer suggested it was root rot from over watering, but I know I didn’t over water. I dug them up and all were rotted. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t use the Asco root growth enhancer they suggested and may purchase elsewhere next season. The Comet plant is a beast and the lone Cascade is chest height or above now.
 
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