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Old 06-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #1
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Any one else getting hop cones?

My cascade is the only thing that is growning well. My goldings were doing okay but some aphids found them and I had to cut them back. That and only one of my centenials survived and it is a SLOW grower. Any ways both of my Cascades have cones.

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Old 06-19-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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No cones yet. My Cascades are maybe six inches from the top of the pole I set up, but no cones yet.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:09 AM   #3
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I got cones, but not that large.

3 plants are over 12' tall, others are 6'+, 2 about 5'.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:54 AM   #4
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No cones, but I have some hallatuaer that look like they are about to. My Golding did very poorly, but they are still alive. My hallatauer are about 10 feet tall, golding, about 3 inches.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:08 AM   #5
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My Chinooks are going nuts and have some cones that are twice the width of my thumb! The only others that have made it to full cones are the jumbo Cascades but they are going to produce MUCH more for first year plants than I ever would've expected.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:38 AM   #6
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Any one else getting hop cones?

My cascade is the only thing that is growning well. My goldings were doing okay but some aphids found them and I had to cut them back. That and only one of my centenials survived and it is a SLOW grower. Any ways both of my Cascades have cones.

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Old 06-20-2008, 11:04 AM   #7
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My cascades just started pushing the little fuzzy balls about 3-4 days ago. still very small, but they are there.

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Old 06-20-2008, 11:43 AM   #8
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i wish, mine are so slow. 2 are about 1 ft with multiple vines, 1 has a 1 ft weak vine, 2 are barely above the surface and my fuggle is about 8" long but the growth tip just dried up. grrrrr...oh and 1 nugget and 1 centennial died with a vine and the goldings never sprouted.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:41 PM   #9
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I got mad cones on my Chinook. Sorry for the bloated graphic.

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:47 PM   #10
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I'm not seeing any yet, but the heat has just arrived this week. Most of the cones will be on the sidearms and those should start growing in the next couple weeks.
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