Chinook hop trimming

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Hi guys I planted a chinook rhizome and it has one main shoot that’s shot up to about 35cm and now another smaller shoot has popped up. Should I cut the 35cm shoot off- someone told me this will make it send up more fresh shoots.
I am in Perth. We have quite warm sunny weather already now.
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hoppy2B

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I wouldn't cut anything off a newly planted rhizome just to be safe. Train as many bines up string as you can in the first season.

I think it is recommended to cut back the early bines in established hop yards to create an even emergence of bines. It's not really necessary to do that in a small backyard type scenario.
 

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Train 3 bines per string and let the rest grow on the ground first year for root development.
 

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