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drew2bm 06-22-2012 03:09 AM

First Year Cascade & Trellis
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Hello from St. Louis! This is my first year Cascade hop vine, currently at 7.5 feet. Hopefully by July the vine will reach the top of the trellis. Anyone in the area have an estimate on what to expect for a first year yield on Cascade?

BBL_Brewer 06-22-2012 03:14 AM

A few ounces if you're lucky. First year generally doesn't produce much.

Aaron 08-21-2012 04:50 AM

It'll do awesome!
I bet that the St. Louis area will make that vine produce a bunch of hops, even in the first year! That area is SO fertile! Let us know how much you harvested! Lets see pictures! :mug:

DanH 08-21-2012 05:04 AM

^^ 2nd that

drew2bm 09-09-2012 04:55 PM

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SO, my first year Cascade did very well to say the least. I limited the vertical growth to two bines, clipping away all subsequent shutes. The total growth reached a little over 14 feet, and the total harvest was 8.75 ounces:D. We had an interesting summer in St. Louis (the word "interesting" being synonymous with f*!@#$% rediculous!) Average temp for the month of July exceeded 100 degrees F, the hottest summer for St. Louis since the friggin Dust Bowl, 1934. I only have a guess that the heat stressed the plant out, causing it to go into some sort of hyper-productive state. Anyway, here are some inspiring pictures. Enjoy!

DanH 09-09-2012 07:38 PM

That is freakin' awesome! I can't wait to plant for 2013 now!

JordanThomas 09-11-2012 02:46 PM

Those are really big cones... Nice!

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