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Default 1st year Magnum: Harvest big cones, leave smaller?

I tried to find some advice in other threads but couldn't quite find what I was looking for. I planted 4 rhizomes in early April and all of them are taking off. My Magnum is the most prolific so far and has produced a decent amount of cones already. Most of them are tiny but there are already some that are ~1 inch long. The tips of some petals are starting to brown and they don't seem to grow anymore so I removed one cone and cut it open (sorry, no pics). The lupulin glands were golden in color, fragrant and sticky. I would feel comfortable to harvest them but I'd probably only get a fraction of an ounce. Since I have a ton more cones that will hopefully grow to at least the same size I was wondering if I can just leave the big ones up an wait until most are the same size or should I harvest whenever cones are ready?

TL;DR: Harvest individual cones when they seem ready or wait until the majority is and do a bulk harvest?

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I would harvest the ready ones, dry and store, then do a 2nd harvest.

In addition I read that Magnum can take 2yrs to fully become established.

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I would harvest the ready ones, dry and store, then due a 2nd harvest.

In addition I read that Magnum can take 2yrs to fully become established.
Many thanks! I'm curious to see how my other varieties will do. All of them have burrs so I'm excited
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So here's my meager harvest from this morning. Cones are tiny but seem as ripe as they get.

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