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Old 04-27-2010, 12:50 AM   #1
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I have 3 cascade rhizomes in the ground these are 2nd year plants. Two of the rhizomes have leaves with 5 lobes and the other has only 3 lobes per leaf. I never noticed last year but what's up with that. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 04-27-2010, 03:42 AM   #2
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Good question, I'm curious if anyone could include a picture of a Cascade leaf vs a Sterling leaf. I've got a nagging feeling my list of the order I planted my hops is wrong and my Sterling and Cascade are reversed.

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Old 04-27-2010, 05:17 AM   #3
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it seems that as the plants mature the 5-lobe structure will develop quicker than in the first or second year plants. don't get me wrong, the juvenile leaves will usually be 3-lobed but as the plants mature, the 5-lobed leaves will appear much earlier in the growth cycle.

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OP - Entirely normal.

Retrofit - leave structure won't help. Really good change the bigger plant will be the Cascades.

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Thanks David 42. My list for order planted reads "Sterling, Cascade...", but my nose tells me "Cascade, Sterling." So I keep second guessing my nose because dang it, I wrote "Sterling then Cascade!" I'll look at the size and keep that in mind. All assistance is appreciated.

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