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Old 09-24-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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I harvested about 5 pounds of Cascades from my first-year vines, and I'm wondering if it is acceptable practice to put them in my food dehydrator and then store them in the freezer until use?



 
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:09 AM   #2

Food dehydrators will work, but make sure it's on the lowest setting. I'm pretty stunned you got 5lbs. from a new plant. How many plants were there? I average about 2-3 lbs out of each of mine and they've been growing for years.


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Old 09-25-2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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I started 9 plants last winter in the house from rhizomes. They took off like hell this summer! I had them growing up 8 foot strings, and they doubled over! I'd really like to add some variety in the coming years. I would love to grow some Amarillo and Simcoe. I use those two varieties the most.

 
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:18 AM   #4
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Amarillo and simcoe are "propietary" and not for sale.

I grow cascades, and hallertauer and am thinking about adding centennial next year.

I got 16 ounces (dried) last year from one cascade plant, and 26 ounces this year. The rhizomes are now about 3 years old.
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