Want to grow your own hops at home? Now you can. We are currently taking orders for hop rhizomes. Each plant can be pre-ordered for $3.75 each.Your order must be in by Sunday February 24, 2013. The rhizomes will arrive around March 30th depending on the weather.
The following varieties are available: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Glacier, Golding, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Tettnang and Willamette. Complete information on each variety here.
For complete information on how to grow hops at home click here to download the manual prepared by RNV Enterprises:
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This information courtesy of Ralph and Vickie Olson of RNV Enterprises.
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 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.