Humulus lupulus Cascade (Hops)

Humulus lupulus Cascade (Hops)

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'Cascade' (Humulus lupulus) has its origins in Tasmania where it is widely used for brewing particularly of ales. This variety is good for aroma, flavour, bittering and foaming. It also acts as a natural preservative.

‘Cascade’ is a classic disease-resistant variety, which can grow 6-8m H x 2m W and is often used in pale ales. Even in its first year, this vigorous grower promises to provide a nice vertical garden accent and a good crop of aromatic cones. This species is frost tolerant.
With a full sun position, well drained soil, plenty of composted organic material and a sturdy trellis, the plant won’t ask much else from the gardener. They also work well in a pot or hanging basket.

Hops are actually the female flower of this hardy perennial climbing plant, and are very easy to grow in climates where a cold Winter initiates good strong growth in Spring.

Harvesting of Hops begins when the flower cones feel light and dry, in late Summer / early Autumn. After harvesting, the cones should be dried in a shady spot with good air flow.
After harvesting the bines can be trimmed back. These will die down once Winter arrives.