- Choose the location in which you want to plant your hops. The area you choose will need to get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day and have good drainage.
- Twine for the hops to grow on. (A bine is a climbing plant that climbs by its shoots. It is distinct from a vine, which climbs using tendrils or suckers.)
- Vertical space. The bines may stretch 25 feet or longer into the air. Possible ways to grow your hops are on a tall trellis near your house, or a tall pole using hop twine.
- Planted hops will grow well on an 18-foot trellis and can grow vigorously when limited to 12 - 15 feet of a trellis.
- Prepare soil to be loose and free from large clumps. Remove any debris, such as stones and weeds. Remove all weeds near the root to prevent the weeds from returning. Fertilize the soil with bone meal or blood meal and make sure the soil is loose and worked at a depth of 12 inches or more.
- Create a mound of soil for each rhizome that you will be planting, about 3 feet apart so they have plenty of room to grow.
- If you plan to grow more than one variety of hops, plant the mixed varieties at least 5 feet apart.
- Dig a 4-inch hole in each mound and lay the rhizome into the hole horizontally, with the root side down.
- Loosely pack the soil down over the plant and cover with straw or mulch to prevent weed growth. Keep the soil consistently moist until the vines begin to sprout.
- Rhizomes will ship directly from the supplier as soon as they are available (typically mid April).
- We cannot guarantee they will grow so ordering two of each variety desired is optimal to provide greatest chances of success.
- Rhizomes will be shipped through the US Postal Service. Please provide a USPS-deliverable address with these orders. If you have a PO Box address and wish to order rhizomes, please include ONLY rhizomes on that order. Rhizomes are not available for international shipping.
- WA, OR and ID residents please check local restrictions.
- Due to local restrictions, we cannot ship rhizomes to HI or AK.
- Due to government restrictions, we cannot ship rhizomes internationally.
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I ordered 4 Cascade and 4 Cashmere rhizomes on January 19th. When they finally arrived (from Maine) in mid May I was surprised to see eight bare "sticks" devoid of any growth whatsoever. No roots, no shoots, nothing that indicated they were even alive. At any rate I promptly planted them in a 15ft x 6ft raised bed. I carefully followed all instructions: loose well draining soil, depth, spacing, etc. I live in SoCal so we get plenty of sunshine all day, every day between spring and late fall. Kept the soil moist but not soaked. Nearby, growing and thriving, are blackberries, snap peas, squash, peppers, lettuce, a young lemon tree. In other words a perfect growing environment. Frustration and curiosity finally got the better of me and two days ago I used my hands and carefully moved the soil away until I reached the rhizome. It was exactly as it was the day I planted it.. Tried a second one. same thing. These are not growing, nor do I expect they ever will. This was ~$50 wasted. I may try again next year, and if so I'll buy directly from Yakima Valley Hops.
Very disappointing. I ordered five of these in February 2022, and they didn't arrive until May 18. By then I'd already had other hops in the ground for nearly two months. I planted them according to instructions, and they still haven't sprouted after nearly three weeks (I dug one up a couple days ago to check). Meanwhile, other hops I planted nearby with the same treatment are going great guns. They didn't look so good when they arrived - no root or bine nodules to be seen, just a 5" section of bare 1/4" root. I expect these will be a complete loss.
Grew great first year, second year completely dead. All other varieties I got are growing great second year. Bought another one this year against my better judgement.
Can't give a good rating if the product hasn't arrived! My order last year was here much earlier in the season, in the ground, and already sprouted. Wondering where this year's order is???
I bought two of these Rhizomes and both sprouted and are doing well.