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Where to buy hop crowns or starters

Discussion in 'Hops' started by Qualia, 7/8/19.

 

  1. Qualia

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    Hey,

    Looking to grow hops again. Does anyone know of a place/person that sells hop crowns or starter plants?

    Looking to quicken the process by starting with crowns instead of rhizomes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Reg Holt

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    You could try Belgrave Brewer, send him a pm.
     
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    What state are you in? I dug some up a few days ago. Was planning to put them on gumtree for local pickup. I'm in Adelaide. Someone on the buy/sell thread was selling.

    I don't think there is an advantage to planting crowns. Just dig a hole, chuck in 20 litres of sheep manure, plant rhizome(s) on top, and provide copious amounts of water so that it grows really well. String up as many bines as you can and you should do ok the first season.
     
  4. Qualia

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    Thanks for the info. I’m in Victoria.

    I guess that the first year would be mostly growing the root system, so rhizomes might be fine.

    Cheers.
     
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    You should be able to get about 450 grams from a single Cascade rhizome in its first season as long as you give it enough water and string up all the bines it puts out. You just need enough overhead support for all the strings, and you need a bit of room around each string so that sunlight can penetrate and get to most of the leaves.
     
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    I could probably mail some to you if you're interested Qualia. I have Cascade, Victoria and Cluster. Let me know if you want some. Cheers
     
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    Hi Simo, I left a message on your profile page.
     
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    There's a nursery in bendigo, available at the start of September
     
  10. Qualia

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    Thanks Hoppy2B. I’ve got a local provider here. All the best for the coming season.
     
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    Anyone else selling in Victoria - preferably close to Melbourne or Central Vic? Belgrave Brewer is not currently selling.
     
  12. Vic

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    Where In Bendigo?
     
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    If you have a Diggers garden shop check them. A couple of years ago when I visited the Diggers shop in the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, I did find Cascade plants in small pots at $15 each. Bunnings have also been known to carry them. These won't be in till the growing season is underway though.
     
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    Thats really interesting @hoppy2B I'll be sure to do that.

    I bought a couple from a local supplier to plant next week (hopefully not too early). If they work out well I'll add a couple more.
     
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    I did notice that Garden World in Braeside had hop plants for sale, didn't really look at them but I did see Cascade.
     
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    Posted 18/8/19 at 12:23 PM
    Cascade,Chinook,Dr Rudi (Super Alpha),Saaz,Tettnanger,Goldings

    Centential and fuggle I'll source in the future. I'll wait and see if any of the above don't take, and how my system goes etc.
     
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