Hops 'Baynes Sound'
Preferred Situation: Full to semi sun; well draining deep fertile soil.
Our own seed grown female cultivar named after the body of water (famous for their oysters) just outside my door. Once established, the herbaceous vines can reach 10 meters or more in every direction and in no time can cover a fence, trellis, arbor, dead trees, buildings, and automotive lawn sculpure in no time. Dark green grape like leaves offer lots of privacy and shade in the summer. In the Autumn, being female it produces cone like strobiles that can be used for beer, medicine, or an accent in Thanksgiving/Autumn themed decorations. Harvest strobiles when pale green verging on pale gold for best results.
Vigorous growth where vines can grow up to 15 cm A DAY. Hardy & disease free. Deer proof in our area. These are huge roots grown for a full year from division and not a simple slip of rhizome freshly dug. Please check to see if you need a phytosanitary certificate to import into your country. Canadian customers need not to do this since we are based in Canada.
This bare root offering is one rhizome piece with at least 4 'spouted eyes' and good roots as most are from last year's divisions. I seat plants that attain: dig a deep hole and sift the soil using a coarse heavy duty metal hardware screen into a wheel barrow. Amend the soil with compost, greensand, alfalfa, and some bone meal (no lime!). Mix well. Dump and pack of the amended soil back in the hole but leave enough room for the root system. Seat your plant, pack more soil around the roots until its properly seated with the 'eye buds' just under the soil. Mulch well and water. Provide water until the plant is established in a few years. Don't prune! When unpacking your plant set them in a bucket of water for a few minutes while you are preparing the transplant hole. When seating your roots, make sure it has adequate room to grow as it will climb. Seat so the roots are spread or fanned out in the transplant hole and the 'eye sprouts' are placed just below the soil surface. These sprouts are very brittle, so care must be taken when handling. Depending on the root you receive you may seat it vertically or horizontally.