SO, my first year Cascade did very well to say the least. I limited the vertical growth to two bines, clipping away all subsequent shutes. The total growth reached a little over 14 feet, and the total harvest was 8.75 ounces
. We had an interesting summer in St. Louis (the word "interesting" being synonymous with f*!@#$% rediculous!) Average temp for the month of July exceeded 100 degrees F, the hottest summer for St. Louis since the friggin Dust Bowl, 1934. I only have a guess that the heat stressed the plant out, causing it to go into some sort of hyper-productive state. Anyway, here are some inspiring pictures. Enjoy!