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Author Topic: Hop plant bull bines  (Read 72 times)

BDRJ

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Hop plant bull bines
« on: May 29, 2018, 06:29:23 PM »
So this year is the second year for my Casaade hop plants.

The first couple of shoots really took off early in the month and affer doing some research I have read that the first couple of shoots that come up in the spring are called bull bines and they should be cut back.

Well I did just that and took the next few that came up and trained them up the twine that is attached to my garage roof.

Well last year when I planted the hops it took a few months to be able to reach the height of the garage roof and this year less than a month they have reached the top of the roof and then some.

I am wondering if the ones that have reached the roof are the bull bines and not the shoot I should be saving. Any thought?

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Re: Hop plant bull bines
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 07:18:47 PM »
hmm, i have been taking the three largest bines and training them to climb.
they have grown about 20-25 feet every year. i am trying to keep up with trimming them everyday so i get more cones. I will have to read up on these bull bines.
im on my 3rd year with Cascade and Centennial.
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Re: Hop plant bull bines
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 03:55:43 PM »
Thanks Combat.
Let me know what you find  8)

 

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