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Old 06-22-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-22-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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A few ounces if you're lucky. First year generally doesn't produce much.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:50 AM   #3
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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!

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:04 AM   #4
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^^ 2nd that

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Old 09-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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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. 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!

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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That is freakin' awesome! I can't wait to plant for 2013 now!

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Those are really big cones... Nice!

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