Cascade – Hop Plant

£11.95

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.

For detailed information about this specific plant, please see the description below.

81 in stock

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

 

Characteristics Floral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.5%-8.9%
Beta Acid Composition 3.6%-7.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-40%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 2017-2465 kg/hectare (1800-2200 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Susceptible to Some resistance to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 48%-52% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-16%
Caryophyllene Oil 4%-6%
Farnesene Oil 4%-8%
Style Guide Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg

Caring for Hop Plants

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information in our Guide to Growing Hops article.

Here are some key points:

  • 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.

Our dormant hop plants are wrapped with damp moss and are happy in transit for several weeks; any delay will not affect the viability or health of your plants and they can still be planted mid-winter in January.

We use Royal Mail to delivery our hop plants.

We do not send bare root hop plants overseas.

Returns Policy & Terms

Hop plants are perishable products and as such, are non-refundable and non returnable. Please check our Returns Policy before you order and take a look through our full Terms & Conditions.

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