Its been very hot... the hottest June on record, actually. I'm very happy and surprised that that both hop plants are still alive. We did get a nice heavy rain and thunderstorm last Monday evening though, first time in over two months and this week is looking like we may get a sprinkle or two. But, its still really damn hot.
The Cascade is looking really good, lots of new growth after the main big vine appeared to have gotten pinched and died. Lots of side arms with burrs starting to form into little hop cones.
Some of the older big leaves on the Nugget, however, are getting brownish, crusty spots. Perhaps the direct Texas sun is too much for its leaves? And the bine is showing more and more colouration of a bruised banana.