Hops (Humulus lupulus) seeds, organic [WA, ID NO]

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$3.95$49.10

Family:  Hemp (Cannabaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Herbaceous perennial dioecious vine growing to 30 feet in a season.  Native to the Europe and Asia.  A vigorous grower at sea level or in the mountains, these are widely employed as fast summer shade and make luscious, dangling, bright green strobiles that are used in the manufacture of beer.  Traditional usage (TWM): Sleep inducing.  Yes, it is true, we do not deny that hops planted from seed will give both male and female plants of variable potency (alpha).  The most vigorous female plant with the most aromatic and bitter strobiles may be chosen out as a new strain of hops.  You can name it after yourself if you want! Propagate your favorite lady by cloning, through making root cuttings.    Plant prefers full sun and regular watering.  Give plenty of compost or rotted manure (Humulus lupulus = “humus wolf”).  Provide trellis.  Sow seed in the fall for germination in the spring, or sow in a cold frame or cold greenhouse from fall to very early spring, with germination in the spring as the soil warms.  Alternatively, give 30 days cold, moist refrigeration (mix seed with moist coir or peat moss in a sealed jar or plastic bag in the fridge) and then plant in a warm place, with germ in 1 to 3 weeks.  Our tests showed rampant germination after 30 days outdoor treatment (winter) and 12 days in a greenhouse, an induction period of 42 days until germination.  Work up in pots and transplant out 3 feet apart.  Unless you want to make seeds, pull up the males.

Packet contains 20 seeds
1 g contanis ~270 seeds
5 g contains ~1,350 seeds
10 g contains ~2,700 seeds

Certified Organically Grown  [Not available to WA or ID states!]

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  1. Michal

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    Michal

    It has been a few years since I ordered and started growing these. They started nicely and became bigger, quite resilient to my care and conditions – weather suddenly warming up and just getting hotter and drier. I am still experimenting on finding the right spot, but even in a pot they seem to thrive. I would prefer ground and I think the hops too, though, but in my conditions that is not an option. It is quite a delight to see the root crown becoming bigger and fatter, and the lovely green shoots running up clinging and embracing twirling around whatnot comes their way.

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  2. Richo Cech

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    Summer of 2017 marked the completion of a 3-year experiment in growing our own hops from seeds. After choosing out 6 of our best plants to grow to completion, we ended up with 4 males and 2 females. The females made excellent strobiles, fat, bitter, lupulin-filled, comparable to hops of named varieties we have grown in the past. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but why is there so much info out there saying that you can’t grow your own hops from seed? That’s just not right. richo

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