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Old 05-02-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
Feb 2008
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I planted two rizomes last year, a Cascade and a Fuggle. I cant remember which is which. They are both growing like gangbusters, but one is growing faster than the other. I'm inclined to think that one maybe the Cascade. Cascade is know to grow well in my area NW Ohio.

How could I tell them apart? Wait for harvest and make a hop tea? I love Sierra Nevada Pale Ale so would notice the cascade tea.

Do the cones look different?

Any ideas?


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Old 05-03-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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These cones are pretty diffent in shape. If the shape doesn't help you the aroma definately will. RDWHAHB
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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Yeah i thought the fuggle cone was long and skinny-ish and the cascade was round. Im pretty sure i can tell by thier smell. Im not to worried. I am going to mark them in the future.

What variety should i grow next NW Ohio.


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Old 05-03-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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From what I understand about the two varieties, the cascade should give you a much higher yield than the fuggle.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:29 AM   #5
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if you get 2 nice and identical picture of the different leaves i might be able to help Id. I have both fuggle and cascade plants, they do look a little bit different in leaf development. So i might be able to help.... maybe...
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:44 AM   #6
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cascades are ready for harvest midseason,and fuggles are ready early. if that helps.

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Old 05-03-2009, 04:39 AM   #7
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:52 PM   #8
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I too lost track of what I planted....I left my mother in law in charge of planting and told her to remember what went where. 2 Cascade and 2 Willamete....Of course she got them mixed up. Hopefully I will be able to tell the difference when they produce cones....

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