Mine too but its probably only just stopped snowing in Nelson :-}my cascade is about 2m tall and violently
I grow Chinook and something similar to Cascade in NE Victoria High Country. Pick late April when they go brown. Used only in Whirlpool @ 80C for 30 minutes. Beer is sensational.Has anyone here had good results from their fresh hops? Every brew I used mine in was terrible. I don't think I've got the timing right for picking them.
I'm not all that fussed though, I have them going up a trellis which shades the veggie patch and lawn from the West in summer, so it's a nice feature of the garden even if it is only used as ornamental.