Where to buy hop rhizomes. I have been asked over and over so I figure I would just put together a post and answer the question of where to buy hop rhizomes online. I got my 2009 hop rhizomes from a local homebrew store Northern Brewer (ordered online even though they are local – still 20 mile drive) – as it turns out, they get their hop rhizomes from www.freshops.com. You might as well go straight to freshops.com and cut out the middleman.
You can sometimes find a local homebrew shop or hop grower selling rhizomes, but generally, online buying is more convenient, better selection and you can compare shop. Don’t forget friends and other local hop growing enthusiasts, they may be willing to part with some rhizomes. Barter a couple of homebrews to your friends that are growing hops for some hop rhizomes!
2011, 2012 Let’s Do It Again!
Where to Buy Hop Rhizomes Online:
www.NorthwestHops.com – Choice Hop Rhizomes and the best prices. Don’t pay reseller markup! Family owned and operated Northwest Hops is your only rhizome connection.
www.barleyNvine.com – Our southern connection. Check ‘em out, any southern climate questions – they will be better able to answer than I.
www.willamettevalleyhops.com – We offer hops and hop rhizomes. All product grown and obtained from generations old Willamette Valley, Oregon hop farms.
Highhops.net – 30 varieties of hop plants 48 US states
www.thymegarden.com – 2010 – Taking orders now for our organically grown hop rhizomes while they last. Also wholesale varieties available. Shipping begins in order received approx. March 1st depending on the weather.
www.gorstvalleyhops.com (lots of 10 to 100+)
www.coloradoorganichops.com/?page_id=19 – 2011 update – We will be offering Cascade,Chinook,Nugget and Willamette rhizomes, http://www.coloradoorganichops.com/ Certified Organic for the 2011 growing season. Pre Orders will start the 1st week of January Cheers Glen
RNV Enterprises Yakima Valley – Vickie.firstname.lastname@example.org
www.fourhorses.ca <== Canada Hop Rhizomes
http://mabtongarden.com/hops/ – (509) 894-4600
There are more hop rhizome sources, this is what I found Googling “buy hop rhizomes” and supplied links from readers. If anyone has a hop rhizome vendor they have used and are happy with, let me know and I will include it in this list. There you have it, not much time left to get your hop rhizomes planted for the 2009 growing season(now 2010).
April 11, 2009 – Well I did it. I couldn’t wait. Let’s hope I don’t regret this early hop planting for Minnesota. I checked all available potential hop garden spots in my yard. The ground was frozen in every one of them except on the south side of my garage which was my intention and first choice. The soil preperation I did last fall seems to be working well. The soil is loose and full of decomposed organic matter (leaves and grass clippings and wood ashes).
I built mounds and planted the Cascade, Magnum and Nugget rhizomes 2-3 inches deep and mulched over them with a couple inches of leaves to insulate and keep the soil from warming up from the sun. Where I live, Bloomington, Minnesota will freeze several more times so I am trying to delay the rhizomes from sprouting (I don’t care if the roots grow, I just don’t want the bines to sprout yet and freeze).
Next weekend I have a wedding, I have to work the weekend after that… I just didn’t feel comfortable letting the hop rhizomes sit in my refrigerator that long (my vegetables don’t last long and it has a tendency to freeze now and again) it has already been a couple weeks. Wish me luck!
Ok, I am from here and know better, but damn, we have had a couple of 60 degree days – 55 the previous day then this. Generally the frost free time of year for here to plant your garden is May 15th. Hop rhizomes are hardy but the new bines won’t be able to take a hard frost.
I have the soil prepared since last fall on the south side of my garage, it is protected and receives sunlight all day long. It is the only garden space I have right now that isn’t frozen ground. I was figuring on getting the rhizomes planted and mulch about 4 inches over them to maintain the cool soil temps and delay the shoots from breaking ground. I get nervous about the hop rhizomes developing mold or fungus – and sometimes my refrigerator will freeze items in the back (where my family tends to push things they can’t or don’t want to eat).
Well, I am going to wait a bit, do a little more research and determine the best time to plant hops for my area. I guess I will hit a hop growing forum or 2, double check with a couple of my Minnesota home brewing, hop growing friends and see if my theories hold out. One friend of mine planted too early last year, the new bines froze and died and the rhizome was done – no other shoots from this hop rhizome. Next post, when they are in the ground.