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Offline brewmasternpb

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Hop shoots
« on: November 08, 2010, 10:31:50 PM »
So, as I was cutting down my first year plants and covering the root/stem with mulch, I noticed a hop shoot poking up from the Rhizome.  It has been an unnaturally warm fall here in Colorado, close to 80 degrees in November!  Now, I covered that shoot with dead leaves, will it die or go dormant untill spring?  I am growing two seperate plants in to different pots, and they both did really well this year, I dug down a little and found many little red nubs on each rhizome, so I think they will do well next summer if I can keep them alive.
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Re: Hop shoots
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 06:33:13 AM »
When it turns colder again, it should suck that energy back down to the crown and die off.  Then it will go dormant during the winter until spring.
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Re: Hop shoots
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 07:56:20 AM »
they'll just wither and go dormant.  But  next year when they start peeking above ground those shoots are very tasty if you pull them them they're 6-10" tall.  I always pull the earliest shoots to delay the bines taking off too early.  Steam them like asparagus and they're pretty good with a little vinegarette.
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Re: Hop shoots
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 10:14:11 PM »
Thanks for the info, of course, it snowed today... Colorado weather!
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