If you are someone who likes to keep up with news, you must have come across the story of a farmer who is growing a vegetable worth almost a lakh or €1,000 per kilo.
Yes, you heard it right. This vegetable is called 'Hop Shoots', vegetable that sell for 85000 per kg.
An enterprising farmer from Bihar, Arnesh Singh is growing this insanely expensive vegetable on his farm lands successfully and is being lauded by for his efforts for changing the game for Indian farmers.
Humulus lupulus, having common name hop or hops, is a species of flowering plant in the hemp family Cannabaceae, native to Europe, western Asia and North America. It is a perennial climber growing to 6 m (19ft 8in) at a medium rate, living up to 20 years.
Usually grown in America & Europe, the crop is being cultivated in India as a trail to discover if India can be one of its producers.
As published by The Guardian, this vegetable takes 3 years before it is ready to be harvested. This plant needs a manual labor to be employed in its harvesting as tiny green tips of the plant require a lot of care while being plucked.
A few studies suggest that ho shoots can create antibodies against tuberculosis and hence can help to fight the deadly disease. Hop plant is also said to have helped people suffering from anxiety, inability to sleep (insomnia), restlessness, tension, excitability, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness, and irritability.
Not just that, few other studies also suggest that its acids can also kill cancer cell and block leukemia cells. Xanthohumol (Xn), a prenylated flavonoid isolated from Hops (Humulus lupulus L.), has demonstrated potent anticancer activity in multiple types of cancer
The flower of this valuable plant, called hop-cones or strobile, is used as a stability agent in the process of making beer—to balance the sweetness of the beer.
You must be wondering, but how do I grow this miraculous plant? Don’t worry, experts at Nurserylive got your back.
Given below are the conditions of sun, water and soil required for successful sowing and harvest of Hop Shoots:
The process Sowing and Harvesting of Hops also require great research on cultivator’s part. Read up to know the basics:
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to try your hands at growing this trending and expensive vegetable. We have already made this vegetable plant available on our website for your buying needs. As always, Nurserylive is committed to serve you, ever thing related to plants at the best prices. Buy Hops here.
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