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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 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.

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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
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
Building a beer garden. Cool decorations
Lisa B on May 10, 2016
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
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
Like the kind of hops
Roy C on May 4, 2016
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 a root. Or a rhizome to be exact: In botany and dendrology, a rhizome is a modified subterranean stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes. Rhizomes are also called creeping rootstalks and rootstocks
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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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 2 years ago
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 2 years ago
Awesome Hops!
Thumbs Up!!! Recommend these Cadcade Hops. Easy to grow.
May 28, 2016
Purchased
over 2 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 2 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 2 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Hops
Hops did not do very well last year. They are coming back this year very slowly but I have hope for them this time. I will let you know. Thanks for asking!!
May 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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