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Bulls Beers

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I have an area where grape leaves are grown. The vines do an up 10 feet and over kinda thing..They make a canopy with the leaves. I was thinking on trying to grow some hop vines here..Is there an average length that hop vines can grow? Can you cut them back every so often?
 

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Hop bines can easily grow 30' in a season, so they'll grow on the trellis just fine. Generally after they get about 3' tall you cut back all but the 5 strongest bines to the ground and let those go crazy with growth.
 

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also bines die back every year so you need to be able to pull the dead bines off of ant structure that you train them up.
 

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In the first year they're not as aggressive, but after that they'll grow as long as they can...
 

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The side arms that bear the cones are always near the top of the bine, so I wouldn't trim them during the growing season. They will climb anything they can get a grip on and die back to the root each year.
 

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