Has anyone ever gotten hops in any other form but rhizomes? I've been looking for hops and the ones I've found either don't ship to Canada or they require an extra payment for a phytosanitary certificate which I understand but don't want to pay. So, I ordered some Nugget and Cascade hops from a Canadian supplier but they come as "plants" not rhizomes.
Does anyone know when it would be best to plant these? I hope they are plants derived from rhizomes or they may be pretty darn small. Not sure when I would see a cone.
One other question, I don't have a very sunny back yard. Will they take shade? I have a lot of trees and I was thinking of trying to train them up some strings hung from the tree branches but if they won't handle shade at all, then I'll have to put them in a sunny spot. I have one, it's just not that big.
I am also going to order some Northern Brewer rhizomes from another supplier but he doesn't have any Cascade (sold out). Is there a minimum distance you need to have them seperated or is it just enough that you can tell them apart at harvest? The NB will likely go to my friend who has a gazebo that we are going to cover in hops. May as well make it more valuable.