i'm looking to plant my own hops in my yard (yes i know i'm late. researching for next year). however, i'm trying to figure out roughly how many say cascade rhizomes i would need to make this worth my effort. meaning, if i get 5-8 rhizomes, would that yield enough to make a typical homebrew? i understand the first year or so has a low yield which is ok. at this point, getting ideas and numbers together.
If growing conditions are optimal you'll get plenty of hops. I have 3 varieties growing and my Fuggles is the most dominant. 2nd year I had close to 2 lbs dried and packaged off a single rhizome so 5-8 rhizomes will get you plenty of picking opportunities. I've read on average you can expect a healthy rhizome will produce 1.5 to 2 lbs in a good season.