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Old 04-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Well here in the armpit of wny we have had a fairley heavy frost every night for the last week. So far my hops show no signs of damage (knock on wood). They are laughing in the face of the frost.

How have all the other frosted hops done? Hopefully no losses yet.

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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From 2008, Cascade buried in snow. Didn't hurt them at all.

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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I saw some snow last night, so I was standing of my front porch at 2 AM in my boxers covering up my precious little babies. My neighbors think I'm weird....

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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I've been covering mine every night cuz its going about 2 degrees below freezing. I feel dumb now. It seems unnecessary if they can handle a snow

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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I too live in an area where it can snow or freeze until about late may. I'm wondering from this thread if my new cascade rhizome will manage. It's my first shot at this.

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
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It was 15 degrees here last night- my cascades look great, but they are very small (sort of in a "holding" pattern until it warms). In fact all of my hops are just starting to peak up out of the ground, but they are not hurt by frost.

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I live in northern pa and it's been really nice in day. But at night it's cold. Sounds like they don't mind the cold but frost could hurt.

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My 1st year transplanted GLH cascade crowns got frosted last Tuesday (after having enjoyed about one week of nice weather). Some green shoots got hurt and lost a few leaves, but both plants have been bouncing back in a major way.

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Like Yooper said, the frosty nights are retarding the growth. A few weeks back they were going nuts with very vigorous growth due to the night time temps only dipping into the 40's. Even if some of the early sprouts get beat back there will be others to come and situations like this is why I cut back the first flush of growth. It's worked well for me for the last 20 or so years but eventually, it's up to the individual as to how to treat them. Grow on!

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B-Hoppy: What is your rule of thumb regarding when to cut? Is it hight of the bines or is it based on the calendar?

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