I had great growth out of my Cascade, Hallertau, and Williamette last year. All got to or near the top of the rope/eye bolt that's 22' up the tree. Willliamette wandered a little further up the tree. But because of the dry condtions in August/Sept my cones were smaller than I would have liked. I can only give supplemental watering when we travel north, which is about every other weekend. Maybe a couple of dry oz per variety for last years harvest.
This upcoming growing season is year 3, so from this point forward the plants should be considered mature I guess. Now I'm looking to add a few more: Centennial, Chinook, and a bittering hop like Nugget or Columbus. If any of you Mn guys want to trade rhizo's let me know (have Williamette, Hallertau, and Cascade for potential trade). I will be up north at our property again in a few weeks to dig.
I'm thinking about bringing a Cascade home to grow along our wood fence. Would provide some extra green if nothing else.
Primary #1:Spruced Winter Warmer #2: Black Currant Wine
Secondary #1:Berry Rhubarb Wine #2: Empty
Kegged: Cascadian Dark Ale
Bottles: Surly Bender clone, Big 50 Barleywine, Framboise Lambic, Dark Belgian Strong, Kicked by a Moose Scotch Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, Sparkling Elderflower Wine, Barolo Wine, On Deck: Orange Pale Ale IV, Hidden Lake Nut Brown, 2H IPA III