THE 2016 HOP RHIZOME SEASON IS OVER! Thank you for a great season!

Rhizomes planting season is over for this year. Check back in February 2017 for rhizomes available for the 2017 growing season. 

Please note that rhizomes are not guaranteed. Once the rhizomes are sold, boxed, and shipped we can’t insure that proper care and planting will be followed.

PLEASE read the How to Grow Packet carefully. If the rhizomes are going to a region where they can’t be planted yet because of the weather plant them in pots for a couple of weeks and then transplant them outside as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to help you with questions you may have.

Order Hop Rhizomes Variety Descriptions

What are hop rhizomes? Hop rhizomes are small roots that are cut from the main root system of a mature female hop plant. And a hop plant is a perennial plant that produces little cones or flowers called hops, which are one of the main ingredients in brewing beer. In the springtime, after the rhizomes are planted, the bines (hop vines) of a new hop plant begin to grow. Hop vines are capable of growing up to 12 inches a day under ideal conditions. However, most grow approximately 2 feet per week. The bines grow vertically winding around their support system in a clockwise direction following the sun. In June as the plant reaches its maximum height, which could be anywhere from 15-25 feet, it will begin to grow sidearms. The sidearms will then bear the hop cones. When this happens, it is known as flowering. In order for flowering to occur, the weather must be frost free for about 120 days, the plant must have ample moisture, and there must be plenty of long length sunlight.

In June as the plant reaches its maximum height, which could be anywhere from 15-25 feet, it will begin to grow sidearms. The sidearms will then bear the hop cones. When this happens, it is known as flowering. In order for flowering to occur, the weather must be frost free for about 120 days, the plant must have ample moisture, and there must be plenty of long length sunlight.

For more information, please contact Ralph Olson.

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