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Hops (Humulus lupulus) are hardy perennial plants. The female flowers ("cones") have lupulin glands full of compounds like alpha and beta acids, and essential oils. All these are useful for brewing beer or for medicinal purposes. While commonly called vines, hops plants are actually bines that grow by wrapping themselves around a support, instead of by producing tendrils. The plant grows annual bines from a permanent root called a crown. Bines are vigorous; they may grow up to 25 feet in a single season and die back to the crown in fall. The crown also produces underground stems called rhizomes that are used for vegetative propagation. Hops are dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female plants. You will receive female rhizomes that produce female flowers. Hops are native to the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. They are found wild in western Europe, Asia, and North America. Under good conditions, hops are a prolific bine, producing from 1/2 to 2 pounds of dried flowers per plant.
Hops are available in Late March.
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