Monday, April 8, 2013

You must grow female hops vines if you want beer hops!

How do you tell the difference?  The female plant has flowers!  I have wasted several years growing male plants because I thought they might need a few seasons to get established and start producing.  Luckily I gave a plant to my dad, and his vines have done fine flower-wise.  I even made beer the past two years with his harvested hops.  A few weeks ago I took a chunk of his rhizomes and plan to replace my dud plants with his.  Here they are rooting in the window:

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