Hops Top Out their Ropes May 25, 2018


    June 25th update below.

    It took less than a month from hop sprouts breaking ground to reaching the top of their ropes (13 feet and 15 feet at the center peak (Magnum hops)).  About 25 days which is a little bit faster than normal.  We are currently having some hot and sunny days so the hops should fill out in no time.

    Nugget Magnum and Cascade hop bines

    Hops Top Their Ropes in Less Than a Month

    I have taken on a significant landscaping of my front yard which has taken all of my spare time.  I apologize for not giving weekly updates, especially when they are growing about 4 feet a week.  Week 1 after sprouts broke ground – almost 3 feet of hop bine growth.  Week 2 about 4 feet of bine growth.  Week 3 about 5 foot gain.  Week 4 they topped their ropes about half way though the week.

    June 25th update:

    I am still super busy with work and landscaping so I thought I would just update this post instead of creating a new post.  The hop bines are filling out nicely since topping out their ropes.  As usual, the Nugget bines are the fullest followed by the Magnum then the Cascade hops.  Here is a pic from today:

    The 3 hop bines are filling out nicely. Hop burrs then hop cones soon to folllow.

    June 25, 2018 Hop Bine Update


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    1. James Fillmore says:

      This has been a fun website to read, as I’m trying my own hops (also in Minnesota) for the first time this year. I didn’t get them in the ground until May, and I thought I’d planted them wrong, but in the last few weeks it’s been the Plant That Ate Tokyo. I’m looking forward to getting at least an ounce or two of cones and hopefully more next summer!

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