Cascade – Hop Plant Pre-Order

£11.50

One of the most popular American hops, and accounts for about 10% of all hops grown in America, Cascade is popular with American microbrewers and is now being introduced into some English beers.

Hop Plant Pre-orders will be shipped in Early December 2021

Description

Cascade Hop Plant/Rhizome

One of the most popular American hops, and accounts for about 10% of all hops grown in America, Cascade is popular with American microbrewers and is now being introduced into some English beers. Named after the Cascade mountains in northern California, Cascade was developed at Oregon State University from a Fuggle parent and Russian variety Serebrianka. Released in 1972, it is a vigorous and high yielding variety.

The hops have a distinct citrus/grapefruit aroma and a very high level of some of the essential oils. Suitable for most ales and lagers, and especially popular in APAs. Cascade hop plants will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Centennial

 

CharacteristicsFloral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit
PurposeBittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition4.5%-8.9%
Beta Acid Composition3.6%-7.5%
Co-Humulone Composition33%-40%
CountryUS
Cone SizeMedium
Cone DensityCompact
Seasonal MaturityMid
Yield Amount2017-2465 kg/hectare (1800-2200 lbs/acre)
Growth RateModerate to high
Susceptible toSome resistance to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
StorabilityRetains 48%-52% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of HarvestDifficult
Total Oil Composition0.8-1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition45%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition8%-16%
Caryophyllene Oil4%-6%
Farnesene Oil4%-8%
Style GuideBarley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager

Additional information

Weight0.15 kg

Hop Plant Care

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information on our Guides & Info page.

  • Hop plants are a hardy perennial, best planted as a bare root during the dormant winter months.
  • Hops like a well drained fertile soil and should be planted in open ground as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the hole is deep and the crown well covered.
  • Mark the spot with a screw peg.
  • Install your support (trellis, coir string) for the plant to climb up before the spring.
  • Small shoots should appear when the weather warms (April)
  • Train the shoots clockwise during May & June.
  • Harvest at the end of August.

Availability & Delivery

Dormant root stock becomes available in late November / December and is available to buy through to the following spring, as stocks last. Pre-order is available in September

We will deliver this rhizome as a bare root hop plant, wrapped in damp moss to keep it protected and to prevent it drying.

Delivery is by Royal Mail and can take up to one week.

We do not send bare root hop plants overseas.

Hop Plant T&Cs

All of our plants are checked for viability and the presence of new shoots before we send them. We are confident that if you follow our care instructions you will have a happy hop plant.  Do keep in mind that your plant will not reach its full growth potential until the third season, after it has put down roots and got established.  In the event that your plant is not successful please get in touch here. Overseas Customers: There is no refund/replacement policy for overseas deliveries that are not delivered or fail to grow. We cannot guarantee that your plants will not be seized or delayed at customs.