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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.