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awarner322

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I live in Michigan....is it too late to plant rhizomes? I checked the weather here...we have a frost advisory for tonight/tomorrow still....
 

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Plant them asap , you probually won't get much yield the first year maybe 3 to 4 oz bet it'll produce more and more every year.
 

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It's almost never too late. As was mentioned, you most likely won't get any type of harvest the later you plant but you'll have a great leg-up on next year. Late June of last year I planted a couple Chinook rhizomes that had been dug in April and were sitting in the back of my fridge. What you see is what happened over the next 8 months. These are probably about 4 feet tall in their new home by now. The crown in the first picture actually looks like one of those mythical 'hopicorns' I've heard about. Hop to it!

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Plant away, the sooner the better. Don't worry about the frost. Hops are very hearty plants and a little frost won't even phase them.
 

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The year I got my 1st rhizomes I did not get them in the ground till memorial day weekend. Only 1 of the 5 I planted came up, but boy did she take off. Plant away.
 

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Also in Michigan here. A few days ago, a buddy of mine cut off what I can best describe as runners (I guess they're very small rhizomes that had spread about a foot or so from the crown). One had about a foot of growth on it and the other two had less then six inches of green shoots. The foot-long one is withering above-ground, but the other two are holding steady. They aren't wilting, which I am hoping means they will eventually survive.

tl;dr Go for it!
 
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