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Hops

Postby Stormgirl » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:28 am

I have finally discovered that the delicious "wild asparagus" we were eating in Italy were new hop shoots.

So now I would like to try growing these myself. =p~

Anyone done it or know about it? I don't even know if I can buy them in Australia...has anyone grown these before and give me some tips?

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Re: Hops

Postby bubba louie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:09 pm

I've seen them on "that auction sight that shall remain nameless".
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Re: Hops

Postby greg.l » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Due to the popularity of homebrew, there are lots of different varieties available. They tend to grow a bit weedy, but the female hop flowers are quite attractive. Maybe there is a particular variety for shoots, I don't know. They grow from rhizomes.
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Re: Hops

Postby Stormgirl » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:56 pm

Any idea where to get my hands on them, Greg?

Looked up the "auction site that shall remain nameless" and i could only find seeds....I'm too impatient for seeds. Not to mention they were expensive!!

Don't know about a particular variety, either, because we picked them in the woods in early spring...so whatever the wild variety is.

Edited to add, not sure if I'm allowed to post links to other sites but have found the following which shows pics of the yuong shoots.

http://agardenerstable.com/2012/04/03/h ... or-dinner/
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Re: Hops

Postby greg.l » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:05 pm

there is a homebrew marketplace, but they won't be selling till winter. Look on google, ebay etd from june-august.

http://aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/8-buy-and-sell/

edit; search for "hop rhizomes"
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Re: Hops

Postby bubba louie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:48 pm

bubba louie wrote:I've seen them on "that auction sight that shall remain nameless".



ps. I do know that should read site. :oops:
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Re: Hops

Postby Pam » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:49 am

You could have just edited your post, Bubba, and none of us would have been any the wiser. lol
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Re: Hops

Postby Stormgirl » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:04 am

Thanks Greg!

Should be interesting growing these....no-one I know of uses them as a vegetable, here. :D
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Re: Hops

Postby greg.l » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:28 am

They say if you put hop flowers in your pillow it will help you sleep - if you can stand the smell. I quite like the smell, but not everyone does.
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Re: Hops

Postby Stormgirl » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:58 pm

Never smelt them before, but hope to soon! :D
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Re: Hops

Postby greg.l » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:15 am

Well if you know what beer smells like you will have some idea.
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Re: Hops

Postby greg.l » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:35 pm

I just heard they are selling hop plants in some bunnings stores.
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Re: Hops

Postby Stormgirl » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:51 pm

Really?? Will check it out...shame i have nowhere to put them but I guess they can go in a large pot until I'm ready. Thanks.
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Re: Hops

Postby karyn » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:12 am

Pam wrote:You could have just edited your post, Bubba, and none of us would have been any the wiser. lol


Nup. I noticed. I was just being polite! :D :D
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