Cascade - Field Grade
Released in 1972, the Cascade was the first commercially accepted American-bred aroma hop with a relatively low bittering value. It is one of the most popular hops for craft brewing and is great for dry hopping. The Cascade is a cross between the Fuggle X Russian hop Serebrianka. The compact medium sized cone has a slight square shape to it and has a moderate amount of yellow lupulin that develops in unique tight balls in the cone. It has 24-30” sidearms and is good for picking, drying and baling. Will grow in hot areas and tolerates alkaline soils....Read More
Craft brewers and growers “workhorse” hop. One of the best hops for new growers to learn hop culture with as it is quite forgiving on soil pH, watering, and fertilization. Good option for organic production.
- Maturity: Mid-season- First 3 weeks of August
- Yield: 1400-2000 lbs/acre
- Alpha acids: 4.5 – 7.0, betas 4.5- 7% cohumulone 33-40%, Total oils .7-1.5%/100g, myrcene 45-60%, humulene 8-16%
- Storage stability: Poor, less than 60-65% alpha acids remaining (refrigerate)
- Aroma: Medium with floral and citrusy tones
- Beer Styles: Pale Ales, IPA, Porters, Wheat beers. Adds citrus flavors.
- Grower notes: notably finer hop bines – “shrubbier”-more bines with a smaller diameter, creates a lot of late season growth near ground, which can harbor mites. Shows notable resistance to DM mildews; susceptible to PM, however. 36” in-row spacing is adequate.
- Trellis types: 12’x 42’ even
- Fully rooted plant - NOT a rhizome. A rhizome is a part of a hop plant's root system that grows horizontally underground putting out shoots.
*Actual plant sizes may vary between varieties. Pictures depict plants shipped at different times of the year; actively growing, or dormant and are for reference only.