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    08

    Hop Plants for Sale

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    Grow Hop Plants from Hop Rhizomes or Garden Center Hop Plants

    Grow hops from hop plants!  I was shopping for some flowers for my mother (Mothers Day) and I stumbled across some Nugget hop plants (humulus lupulus) for sale!  These were 2 to 3 feet tall and doing better than the ones I planted from rhizomes almost a month ago.  This was in the parking lot of our local Cub Foods (Cub Foods parking lot greenhouse).  I have never seen hop plants for sale before at a garden center.

    Hop rhizomes are getting hard to come by these days (out of season) so there is still the possibility to get some hop plants in the ground this year.  Nugget was the only variety this particular plant shop had available but it gives hope to finding other variety hop plants in the garden centers.  I thought I would pass this on for folks who still want to grow hops this year.

    I have come across a place that sells hop plants online (not hop rhizomes).  If you want a bit of a jump on the growing season.  Highhops.net – 30 varieties of hop plants 48 US states.

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    1. Glad to see a site online devoted to Hops!

      Best to you.

    2. Brent Hulsey says:

      Just make sure if you buy a hop plant that it is from a reputable seller. You only want to have FEMALE hop plants, as males are very undesirable and even outlawed in some states if I am not mistaken.

      Others may know more about the reasons and want to post.

      Cheers!

    3. Your hops look happier than mine in So Cal. My son-in-law home brews beer and I’ve just planted some rhizomes to see what will happen here. I don’t expect to have much to show for it. My brother and his wife the professional horticulturist are growing hops in NC as a possible income-producing crop. Seems the state is subsidizing farmers who elect to grow something other than tobacco, and hops are a natural. They’re also going organic which is something I’m seeing a bit more in micro-brewed beer. I’ll check back to see how your Nugget performs.

    4. gina says:

      I have been thinking of growing hops just for the look and the shade. I don’t drink beer or make it. However have heard hops are beautiful and have a great fragrance. Any thoughts?

    5. Absolutely you can grow hops for shade and many other purposes. Hops will grow up to 40 feet in a season if they have room. Otherwise they will grow to the top of whatever they are climbing and stop shortly after and/or start going sideways (if there is something to wrap around) or back down a bit. As far as shade, you can cover arbors, pergolas, gazebos, trellises, fences, decks or run ropes from the ground to an anchor point up high and build a beautiful and fragrant privacy wall.

      Hops can be used for an herbal tea that is great for relaxing. You can also make hop pillows that will allow you to relax and drift off into a sound sleep easily. They are a beautiful and wondrous plant to watch grow and just to stare at (ok, I may be partial to hop plants). Hops are easy to grow, to grow hops just start with a few hop rhizomes buried a couple inches in the ground in the spring and once established, the hop plants will give you years of enjoyment.

    6. phil says:

      please let me know if there are any plants for sale or rhizomes even off season. Thanks,
      phil, 559 3038359

    7. Vera says:

      My hop plants are being eaten by something. The leaves end up lacey from all the holes. Any ideas on what it might be and how to treat it.

    8. I am not aware of anyone that sells hop rhizomes or plants off season. I don’t think plants or rhizomes would fair well planted now as this is close to when they go dormant – perhaps if you found a source south of the equator (Australia)? There may be laws against it – I have not researched it myself. I would prepare the ground (if you are not going to container grow them).

      Get your game plan together for next spring’s hop growing season.

    9. Have you observed any insects on the leaves, especially on the undersides? The common culprits are:

      spider mites – look for webs on the bottom side of the leaves
      aphids – look for little green bugs
      lady bugs and asian beetles
      various larval stage moths and butterflies – generally not present later in the season.
      grass hoppers / locusts

      Take a close look at the hop bines and leaves and see if any of the above (possibly other critters too). It is usually not a problem unless they move into the hop cones.

    10. Jimbo says:

      I’ve got a couple of acres of pasture, thinking of hops as a cash crop .We live on the kitsap pennisula in Wa. state will hops grow here ? or am I crazy to try this. Our Son wants to get into the beer making business.

    11. I am not certain of the micro-climate of the Kitsap Peninsula, but Washington State area is the largest hop production area in the USA and perhaps the world. I would check with a Washington Ag group or University for specifics of your area and soil. I would suspect they would do well but I am unfamiliar with the local climate and amount of sunshine there. I am a hobby grower so I do not have experience of growing hops as a cash crop. It will take 2 to 3 years to become fully established and productive. Check it out and best of luck on your possible new venture!

    12. Kevin says:

      Does anyone know where to get Rhizomes when in season in Central , Norhtern Californina?

    13. I don’t know about where you would buy them local to you. You can try home brew supply shops, wine making shops… I compiled a list of online resources to order hop rhizomes. Here it is:
      Where to buy hop rhizomes

    14. Robert says:

      Jimbo:

      Yes you can. Get hops that are good in cooler/wetter climates. Hopefully some place protected from some of the winds in Aug/Sep.

      Visit: http://www.freshops.com/hop-growing/hop-gardening

      (I know this thread is old but it seemed it still needed a reply and hopefully it can help someone)

    15. We are growing over 30 varieties of hop plants which we sell over the internet. These will be available as they mature enough to sell, some are ready now. We are currently taking pre orders. Plants will do much better than rhizomes the first year. We have been trying to obtain one of the largest selections of hops for sale anywhere. Check us out at. High Hops Hop farm.
      highhop.net

    16. Linda Mahoney says:

      I have a question do you cut Hops back in the fall?

    17. Linda,
      After the hop bines die off, cut them just above ground. I do not cut mine until after a hard frost kills the bines. I let the hop bines collect energy that is stored in the root stock / crown for next years growth. If you have cold winters it is a good idea to mulch over the hop plants with leaves or I use leaves and grass like I do from my fall mowing (just empty the bag over the hops – assuming no lawn chemicals had been used ).

    18. George Maurer says:

      Where can I purchase Target rhizomes? I live in Wisconsin.

      Thnx

      Geo

    19. I checked around but was unable to find any stateside. I did find one outfit in the UK http://www.essentiallyhops.co.uk/acatalog/Hop_Plants.html selling them, so they do not appear to be a proprietary variety. Most online hop rhizome vendors do not have their varieties listed yet. I will keep checking around and if anyone out there has information on obtaining Target hop rhizomes in the USA, chime in. Thanks.

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