From the HBD Archive
From: ssi!ppc@uunet.uu.net (Patrick P. Clancey)
Subject: Re: hopeless hops
Date: 1992-06-16 21:58:24 GMT

Dave Ballard asks:

> hey now- did anyone else get hop rhizomes from matucheski farms in
> wi this year? a friend and i ordered a bunch at the end of march
> and received them at the end of april. there was a problem with
> the weather in wi at the time so their harvest was late. anyway,
> we've had these things in the ground for like six weeks now and
> have seen no signs of life.

I ordered four rhizomes from them, the Hallertau, Cascades, Fuggles,
and Bullions, for myself and friends. All have come up and are doing
well (up to 12 inches growth so far).

> i never saw a rhizome before these arrived, so i don't know how thick
> they're supposed to be. the ones we got were _really_ skinny, like
> much thinner than my pinky. were they anemic or something? if anyone

They were all roughly the diameter of a pencil when received.

> so what is it? is it da hops? is it da good piscataway soil? is it
> da shoes?

Definitely the shoes.

Pat Clancey
Supercomputer Systems, Inc.
Eau Claire, WI

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