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Old 08-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Harvest from 2nd year cascade plant

I really don't know what's typical, but this is the yield from a 2nd year cascade plant which I thought was a pretty great yield. Just harvested them a couple of hours ago. Is this around what should be expected for a 2nd year? Will it be about the same in the coming years? Haven't weighed them yet so unsure of the pre-dried weight.




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Old 08-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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It depends on how many vines you train. I find that any more than about 5 per pole with Cascade is about good enough to be able to pick without the laterals getting too crowded. One pole will usually fill up about two of those big brown grocery bags in a good year. I've had healthy, established crowns supporting 5-6 vines on each of 4 poles and ended up picking close to 8 pounds a few years ago. I guess all the stars lined up that year because it's never happened again. It's all good except for the fact of trying to dry that much properly without building an expensive drying system. Have at it!

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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I'm going to estimate there's about six gallons of cones there, which would be in the neighborhood of 5 pounds wet. That's a great yield for a 2nd year plant, imo. It's Happy Dance Time!

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Dude, That is AWESOME!

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They look GREAT !!!!

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