Hops Rhizome Information

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Hop Planting Season is March to May

We accept rhizome orders after March 1st.

Rhizome Variety List

Not all varieties are available at all times. All rhizomes offered by Freshops are female. Click on the variety for a detailed USDA description.

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Brewer's Gold Rhizome

High-yielding sister to Bullion, ancestor to most major high alpha varieties.

Stouts, Dark Ales British bittering hop developed in 1919. Both Brewer's Gold and Bullion are seedlings of BB1 (found wild in Manitoba). Many modern high alpha hops were developed from Brewer's Gold. Has a resiny, spicy aroma/flavor with hints of black currant.810hop-rhizomes-bittering-hop-rhizomes hop-rhizomes
Crystal Rhizome

A good-yielding, vigorous triploid aroma-type cultivar released in 1993, half-sister to Mt. Hood, Liberty & Ultra.

German-style Pilsner, Lager, Kölsch, ESB, Belgian AlesAn American triploid variety developed in 1993 from Hallertau, Cascade, Brewer's Gold and Early Green. It is spicier than Hallertau (cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg). Substitutes: any Hallertau variety, Mount Hood, Liberty.3.56.2hop-rhizomes-aroma-hop-rhizomes hop-rhizomesfloral spicy
Nugget Rhizome

A high-yielding, high alpha, vigorous, disease resistant variety that has become Oregon’s second most widely-grown hop since its release from the USDA breeding program in 1983. It has significant acreage in Washington State as well. Low cohumulone percentage and good storage capability.

All Ales, StoutsFloral, resiny aroma and flavor. Primarily a bittering hop.11.514hop-rhizomes-bittering-hop-rhizomes hop-rhizomes-dual-purpose-hop-rhizomes hop-rhizomesdisease-resistant good-storage high-vigor high-yield
Perle Rhizome

Moderate, clean bittering qualities and a refreshing, spicy aroma.

German dual-purpose hop. Often used in combination with other hops. Spicy and slightly floral/fruity.79.5hop-rhizomes

First Order?

Freshops recommends Cascade, Magnum and Nugget for beginners.

The following were sources for the descriptions used in rhizome descriptions.

Rhizomes’ sizes are a function of age, maturity and cultivation. Rhizomes are selected on the basis of viable buds or potential new shoots. We use several criteria to carefully select and ship only viable rootstock. Regular rhizomes take at least 1 year to become established. The second year will produce a full crop.

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