Cascade Hop Rhizome (Rooted)

£15.00£105.00

Disappearing for almost 20 years gave this little hop a lot of street creed. She is great for bittering and adding aroma. With a spice and citrus background she’s ideal for Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager.

Aroma: Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Info: 5.5-9% Alpha Acids • Domestic • Finishing Hop

All hops sold are organically grown and cultivated from our own hops on our farm here in the UK. We sell rooted rhizomes with shoots, so you can be certain you have a healthy plant. We’ll send out your hop plant(s) when their shoots are ready – usually between April – May. And we can provide you with organic feed designed to help produce root growth and flowering and a full automated watering system so you can grow them indoors. Please note that we only have limited stock for each variety.

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Description

Originating from the USDA-ARA breeding program, Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar bred in 1956 and released in 1972. It was developed by open pollination of a Fuggle seedling. Cascade is the most popular variety in craft brewing and is known for having a unique floral, spicy and citrus character with balanced bittering potential.

Pioneered in the 1950’s by Jack Horner and his team at Oregon State University, Cascade hops have since gone on to become one of the most popular American hops of all time. Released in 1972, Cascade now represents around 10% of all hops grown in the United States.

It features an excellent vigor and yield and when brewed exudes a distinct spicy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit. Well suited to just about any ale and lager, its use is particularly popular in American Pale Ales. Its relatively poor storage stability tends to be a non-issue with its popularity and subsequent large production volumes from major US breweries ensuring harvests don’t sit idle for long.

Cascade was originally developed through open pollination of English variety Fuggle and the Russian variety Serebrianka and is named after the Cascade Range, mountains that run from northern California all the way north to British Columbia, Canada.

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
Resistant to
Susceptible to  Some resistance to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 48%-52% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
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%
Substitutes CentennialAmarilloColumbusAhtanum
Style Guide Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, Lager

Source: www.hopslist.com

Additional information

Package

Hop Rhizome only (rooted), Hop Rhizome + organic feed, Hop Rhizome + organic feed + automated watering system