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Post Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:52 pm

How much hops does a single rizome produce?

I was thinking of planting some hop rizomes this spring. For those of you that grow your own on averave how much can I expect to harvest from a fully matured plant once the hop cones are dried?

Also for those of you that grow your own what varieties do you grow. I would also like to hear what varieties people are thinking of planting this year.
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:10 pm

I was looking into this as well, given the hop shortage. I imagine the rhizomes will be in great demand this year. Of course, by the time your hop plants are mature, the shortage should be ending. Hopefully, anyway.

I obviously haven't grown any myself, but Northern Brewer's rhizome page says that a mature plant (it looks like takes about 3 years) will produce about 2 pounds of hops.
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:13 pm

from what i have heard first year is pretty non productive. Some I have seen are just a few ounces and some I have seen up and over a pound. Depends alot on the Yield that different hops produce, growing conditions etc.
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:21 pm

My second year Cascades produced about a pound and a half. I really wish I could get ahold of Amarillo and Columbus. :(
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:27 pm

I have cascades that are fully mature, they'll be 5 years old this summer. I can easily get 2-3 lbs off of one plant. But it's a lot of work and a lot of time harvesting. But it's worth it.
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Post Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:43 pm

Cascade, Centennial, Galena, Williamette, Saaz and Glacier. Got maybe an ounce each in the second year.
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