. . . and a continuation of that article with a little more info: http://m.record-eagle.com/news/the_biz/michigan-s-hops-acres-to-double/article_123edc0e-221d-51da-b68f-3afd42cbdc1a.html?mode=jqm
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Wonder where in N. MI?
The guys I know on teh brewing side like some of the qualities of the Chinook and Cascade from MI. They say the aromatics are very nice.
Apparently the thinking is that there is another hop shortage coming up - or at least good profit margins to be made in the next few years.
I was mostly talking about crowns, but I think just cutting and moving rhizomes might be a little more dicey due to rhizomes having less energy stored up than crowns. Actually, that's how I obtained my first cuttings. I spotted a wild one about this time of the year and took the chance of yanking up a chunk of rhizome and planting it in a cornfield close to where I lived. The following spring I dug it up and moved it to a permanent location with great results. They're really durable plants and have a great desire to live so I'm sure you'll have success with whatever you plan.
Interesting. We have four hills going, and all are in half wine barrels. two will need some work, and I had intended to clean them up in January or so. Are you saying it's better to "harvest some rhizomes" now? I've done this type of thing with rhubarb for years, and had planned the same M.O.
I may replant it in a different location....or I may just blast!
What do you do in this situation? Let it be?
My second year hops are doing very well this year even after a very harsh winter. Like last year, we've had a lot of rain in northeast Ohio in April, May, June, and into July.