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Old 06-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default First cones!!!

I am so excited to see these little spikey boogers! These are first year (rhizome) Cascades and i have a couple bines up to about 12 feet or more already. It seems the cones are developing on the taller bines first.

Im really wondering how much these first year bines will produce... Specifically, will they flower and then kinda peter out as summer begins to ramp up? Or will i be enjoying picking cones for the rest of the summer?

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Guess this post didn't quite grab anyone's attention. Well my initial exhilaration has worn off and i did some reading. Apparently I am a luck man with my small crop of developing flowers.

My question remains unanswered if anyone cares to help me out... Id like to know if Hops produce cones throughout the rest of the year or if it has one pronounced flowering period. Cheers


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Old 06-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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It got our attention, you're just so far south that most of us are still a long way from the burr stage, even.

Technically, you only get 1 flush of cones. So in theory, you should only have a single harvest season...but that's theory. In reality, the cones aren't all ready at the same time. Usually ones near the top mature first, so you can just pick the ripe ones and come back later for the rest.

You shouldn't get a second set of burrs (cones) on the same plant unless you really over fertilized them. Then the bines will sometimes do goofy things but those cones usually aren't any good.
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Pictures! or it didn't happen...
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Ok here we go, the first one is a close up of a what i'm pretty sure are some early flowers. At each junction there are a couple cones on the taller bines. I mean these plants are pretty small, i'm just excited to get a look at them. The setup is pretty ghetto too, i stretched some rabbit fencing, its probably 5 foot tall, then i realized these bines were gonna way outgrow what i thought would be ok for a first year. Then i put up the 16 foot pole with some twine connectors. it seems to be working out but now ive got one bine thats balling up at the top looking for more climbing. I didnt expect this for first year rhizomes.
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some of my cascades have started to throw side arms everywhere and flower... 1st year plants in virginia
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Me too! My first year cascade, field grade starter, is just starting to get burrs. And they are around the same height as yours.
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Funny its always Cascade that goes crazy.

My first year Cascade has some probably 12-16 inch side shoots at this point. I havent noticed any flowers yet but its spreading and growing like crazy.
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I've got burs on my first year cascade as well. It's over 14' tall already and almost out of twine. Our Texas heat is about to set in. I hope that won't set them back too much.


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