I have 3 first year cascades, 1 came up and is at about 11 ft and that is all I have for it, I am going to try to make it go sideways. I has quite a bit of cones on it and my only hop to produce so far. I hop to get some out of my chinook as it is looking promising and maybe some willamette but they are only about 6-7ft right now.
I have 3 Cascades and one Chinook... the Chinook is the most vigorous plant. Bigger leaves, thicker bines, grew faster, more burrs. But the Cascades are catching up quickly. They're growing faster now than the Chinook currently is.