I have a Cascade plant, second year of growth. Shoots are coming up, as you can see in the picture below. I've read that only 4-6 of the bines should be allowed to grow to maturity, but I'm probably not going to be brewing this year, so I wonder if there is any harm in letting it go. Last year it grew like gangbusters, after surviving a couple of years of neglect in a pot.
Would it be safe to assume that the crown will grow in proportion to the number of bines it is supporting? So in other words, lots of bines means a healthier crown for next year?