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Old 04-02-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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It's early April here in CT and my cascade is coming up. But... holy crap there are a lot of vines! Should I stick to one or two? Just based on how big they are compared to the others?

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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Go with three or four at least Craig
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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With proper care, a hop plant can support up to four bines. If you only have one piece of twine rigged, use two.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:10 PM   #4
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My 2nd year cascades are going like mad so I pruned all but 3 and my Northern Brewers are not as big but I still kept 3 bines.


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Old 04-04-2010, 11:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
With proper care, a hop plant can support up to four bines. If you only have one piece of twine rigged, use two.
I've had great success with 6 - 8 bines per crown. It depends on soil type, fertilization, and sunlight. I don't use commercial fertilizers, just plenty of cow & chicken poo in addition to my gardens compost. My one nugget crown yielded just over 4 lbs dry last year with 6 bines. Only real issues I had last year were Japanese beetles
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