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Old 09-20-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
HambonesBrews
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I planted my first rhizomes in May and have been anticipating the harvest ever since. I have a cascade and centennial plant. From what I have read, the NC harvest period is typically mid August. Well, it's mid September and I just spotted flowers on my cascade plant and have yet to see anything on the centennial. Is there still hope for the centennial and is this a later than usual bloom for cascades? Check out photos here - http://www.lukesbrews.blogspot.com/2...t-is-near.html

Hopefully these centennial's start popping soon!

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
Darwin18
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Raleigh, here. I harvested my first year Cascades back in mid-August. They probably have a few months until the first frost. I would just keep an eye on them and if you get some, you get some, but from what I've read the real harvests start with 2nd and 3rd year plants.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Darwin. Would love to get close to the NC State hop project there in Raleigh! I will stay patient but hopefully get a little something to hold me over til next year.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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NC State Hop Project? What's that.....?

 
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Here in asheville there is also a NC state hop project that works with the one in raleigh. They have a mighty fine experimental hop yard near mills river.http://southernappalachianhopsguild.blogspot.com/

 
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
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I also had about an ounce off my first year cascades here in charlotte there are a whole lot more waiting to be picked in a few weeks

 
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