Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:16 pm

Hey BNer's,

I recieved my rhizomes from NikoBrew about a week ago (1x Sterling, 1x Centennial). They have not been planted for a week and I have yet to see any bines breaking throug the soil surface yet. For those of you experienced hop growers, how long does it take for a new rhizome to establish itself and start coming up through the soil? I'm not there yet, but at what point should I start worrying about them?

Thanks folks!

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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:24 pm

I've had them take up to a month. Usually they are a bit quicker, around 2 weeks.
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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:31 pm

Thanks BadRock.

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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:23 pm

mine took 3-4 weeks.
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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:30 pm

2yr old Mt Hood are 6'
2 yr old Willamette are 4'
2 yr old Cascade are 4'
1st year Centennial are 6"

There may be a frost tonight so we'll see what happens...
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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:53 pm

I've got nine plants ranging from 1 - 4 years old. Some of the older plants produced 20+ shoots this year so I mowed them all down and steamed them. They were great and the second round of shoots are already nearly 3' tall.

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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:15 pm

What does steaming them do? did you eat them?!
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Re: Time for Rhizomes to break the surface?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:24 pm

Yes, they are very much like asparagus.
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