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Resembles the Hallertau Cultivar

  • Latin Name: Humulus lupulus
  • Zones: Mild climates, but can grow in hot climates
  • Growth habit: Columnar and quite vigorous
  • Aroma: Mild and pleasant with some spicy character
  • Alpha acids: 3.0-5.0% w/w
  • Storage Stability: Fair 35-55%
  • Yield: 1000-1700 lb/acre
  • Disease: Moderately resistant to downy mildew
  • Substitutions: Mount Hood
  • Harvest: Early to mid-season
  • Beer styles: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, US Wheat, Kolsch

Hops (Humulus lupulus) are hardy perennial plants. Their female flowers are used for brewing or medicinal purposes. While commonly called vines, hops plants are actually bines that grow by wrapping themselves around a support, instead of by producing tendrils. The plant grows annual bines from a permanent root called a crown. Bines are vigorous and may grow up to 25 feet in a single season, and dying back to the crown in fall. The crown also produces underground stems called rhizomes that are used for vegetative propagation.

Hops are dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female plants. You will receive female rhizomes that produce female flowers. Hops are native to the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. They are found wild in western Europe, Asia, and North America. Under good conditions, hops are a prolific bine, producing from 1/2 to 2 pounds of dried flowers per plant.

Hops are available in Late March.

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November 13, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
What makes beer taste so good? It’s the sweet malt combined with a mixture of different hops and herbs. Hops can be bitter, aromatic or both (“dual purpose”). We have some of each of… read more »