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Cascade Hops

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Description

Popular among craft brewers. Attractive bines are moderately vigorous. Dark-green cones are medium-sized, elongated, and compact. High yields. Used in brewing for distinct, medium-strength herbal aroma as well as bittering qualities. Low alpha acids with a spicy, citrus-like flavor. Bines require a support system — train to grow on a fence or hops trellis. Originates from Oregon State University in 1956, introduced in the 1970s. Named for the Cascade Mountain range. Ripens in August.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 20 - 25' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow hop bines in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Home brewing
Laura H on Sep 1, 2020
I have used cascade in my home brewing so I figured this would be a good place to start.
Eric B on Jul 8, 2020
Home brewing
Laura H on Sep 1, 2020
Trying hops for the first time
Mark B on Jul 18, 2020
I have used cascade in my home brewing so I figured this would be a good place to start.
Eric B on Jul 8, 2020
I'm really excited to use these as a quick shade option for my chickens!
Kira F on Jun 29, 2020
To grow hops
Jason H on Jun 27, 2020
Most good reviews
Gary Y on Jun 26, 2020
Research suggests this is the one variety of hops that will grow in my area
Jane M on May 10, 2020
Fast growing
Tina D on May 7, 2020
Wanted to grow on trellis
Maryann W on Apr 25, 2020
Citrus flavored and fragrant, good for home brewing.
William J on Feb 8, 2020
Grew better in Texas than others.
Devin N on Apr 29, 2019
A good variety for home brewing.
Ralph M on May 21, 2018
It is a gift for my son who brews his own beer. This plant was purchases as a pollinator for the Willamette hops
ANNE MARIE T on Apr 8, 2017
Curious about the Hop plant. It has more uses than just beer flavoring. Ornamental and can flavor simple teas too.
Debra L on Jun 20, 2016
Building a beer garden. Cool decorations
Lisa B on May 10, 2016
Like the kind of hops
Roy C on May 4, 2016
Cover\Shade for deck trellis. Attractive looking, different, and hops offer a variety of alternative uses besides brewing beer (though I'd love to learn that skill).
KEVIN M on Mar 28, 2016
for the foliage and decorative flowers. Needing to decrease the view of an airconditioner
Nancy C on Mar 12, 2016
Hoppy nose and mouth feel in IPA'S
MIKE H on Mar 2, 2016
Trying hops for the first time
Mark B on Jul 18, 2020
I'm really excited to use these as a quick shade option for my chickens!
Kira F on Jun 29, 2020
What is a reasonable # of plants with which to start?
Lars L on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased 2 cascade hops and one nugget hop last year. The cascade hops grew very little but the nugget hop produced enough hops to compliment one homebrew. This year, year two, the cascade hops are only slightly better, but the nugget hop has exploded with vines, some tendrils growing as much as 10" per day. After last fall's harvest, I cut the bine into segments and then buried the sections. The bines have sprouted up in multiple places and I now have multiple nugget vines. I expect a very generous nugget hop harvest this year.
Can they be put in large pots so they can be moved inside for the winter in zone 4?
Duane S on Jun 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Duane. I purchased mine from Starks in 2015. This is the second season.
I used some of this years flowers to make beer. I got about .6oz of hops from the one plant I bought. It would take a lot of plants to make enough to hop beer entirely with fresh flowers. My plants are outside. All top growth dies in winter, leaving only the root. If I had the desire or need to move potted plants inside, I would certainly give it a try the fact that all vegetation dies, and the fact that the energy is stored in a single bulb would seem to indicate that it would work. The add says that the hops Ripen in August - perhaps I picked mine too early, but I picked some flowers end May and used them for the beer. Hope this helps. Charles
Is this a root or a plant?
WILLIAM A on Mar 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is shipped as a root cutting
I live in a town in Northern CA named Hopland due to the fact they grew hops here successfully decades back. Our hardiness zone is 9A, but your site states that the Cascade hop plant in not suitable to my zone. I don't know which type of hop plant was cultivated here years ago, so could you give me a suggestion on which variety might do best in zone 9A?
Pris G on Apr 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I live in Fairfield country Connecticut and I didn???t have any luck with the hops plant I purchased from Stark brothers. I purchased a cascade hops plant from a nursery in upstate NY. The plant I received from Stark was a little larger than a blade of grass and didn???t have a chance to flourish into a tall plant. My plant grew over 25??? as I guided it up a line.
Good luck with Stark, I responded to my purchase and never heard back. Lesson learned
Re:Cascade Hops -Are these plants female ?plants?
Marty B on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hey Marty, I have no idea. I bought 3 plants they were for purely decorative purposes for me. Having said that they were amazing and beautiful. They were all three loaded with hops. A friend who brews his own beer came and harvested them and made some delicious beer. Good Luck!
Can these grow in Wisconsin if purchased in February?
Rosemary L on Nov 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Why do your hops rhizomes cost so much? Most online shops sell them for $5-$10 plus shipping, sometimes less.
Patrick J on May 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our plants are 2 years of age grown in our green house and shipped in a gallon pot and will start to bear about a year after planting. I can not speak for any other company on their size, age or pricing.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How many Rhizomes come in each container?
Angela S on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Each container is shipped with one plant.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is there a hops tree? I saw a tree in Arkansas that had what looked like hops.
Carol D on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hops grow on bines (not vines, but they kind of look like vines). They grow in a way that is similar to grape vines. Perhaps what you saw was a wild hop bine using the tree as a trellis?
Got this plant late in the season (end of September). Should I plant it in the ground now (Zone 5b) or do something else until spring?
Rachael on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
I did not receive instructions on planting. How deep do I plant?
vandine on May 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's very much like planting an iris or hosta rhizome, if you have any experience with those. Clear an area of sandy, well-drained soil (pH of 6-7.5) that is close to a support like a trellis, fence, or pole system. Fertilize once in May with a balanced fertilizer (12-12-12) and again at the beginning of July, then not again until the following spring.

Plant the rhizomes vertically, buds pointing to the sky. Cover the top of the rhizome with 1 inch of soil. Space like-varieties 3' apart; plant different varieties 6 feet apart. Keep the new plants watered frequently, but don???t overwater - this is the main cause of failure for young hops.
how many plants per linear foot of trellis do i need?
Dave L on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We recommend spacing these 8' apart.

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2 years in
2nd year and my hops are really taking hold. Vines chin high and hardy in late May. Hope they make it to the top of the pergola this year. We waited years to pick the right plant to grow up and over and I think we got it right. Can't wait for buds.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
an excellent choice ! Cascade Hops
We received ours late in the season for Oklahoma in dry weather so they were slow taking off and I personally thought they would not make it threw the winter ,,,, BUT!! They are going great guns and we are amazed !
May 10, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Cascade hops year two
Already growing like crazy, the longest runners are nearly 5 feet long. Last year (first season) I had three runners, this year there are over a dozen. Looking forward to making ale this fall. Thanks~
May 2, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Amazingly healthy!
I purchased several rhizomes in spring of 2016. They took about 3 weeks to sprout and did really well all summer. This year they were sprouting in late February! We had a good crop of hops in the summer, too. Now I t's Mid-May 2017 and they are all the way at the top of my 16' trellis, reaching higher. Very impressed by these hops. They are well known throughout the neighborhood!
May 11, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Second year growth
I planted in Spring 2015, not much happened that summer. Spring 2016 brought an explosion. It's July and the vines are growing up the lattice work by our deck. They have thickened nicely, and little hop buds are forming. Looking forward to harvesting.
July 21, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Hops rhizomes
6 of the plants I ordered and planted never sprouted. The others have survived the winter and sprouted nicely.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Exceeded expectations
I wasn't sure how these would fare in my climate (atlanta, ga), but the vine actually put off a considerable amount of hops in its first year. In year two it is growing aggressively...covering the arbor I planted it on. Planted in a semi-shaded area that stays pretty wet.
May 9, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Unsure but still hopeful
I have high hopes for these hops yet. I got them in the ground a little late but followed the instructions to a t. Nothing is sprouting yet this year so I am hoping to see something soon but wouldn't be surprised if I have to wait til next spring. I suppose I may have gotten a dud as well but I guess we'll see.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Awesome Hops!
Thumbs Up!!! Recommend these Cadcade Hops. Easy to grow.
May 28, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Beginner
Our Cascade hops did actually have a couple hops the first year. But what we really like is that made it thru a severe winter and are growing vigorously.
June 13, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago