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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Mt. Hood Rhizome

Hallertauer hybrid that was released in 1989 from the USDA breeding program in Oregon. More vigorous and disease resistant than its German counterparts with low alpha acids, beta acids and cohumulone but high humulene content.

German Lagers, American Lagers, Pilsners, Bocks, Wheat, Alt, and Helles beersSoft American variety developed from Hallertau. Frequently used in styles that require only a subtle hop aroma. Named for Mount Hood in Oregon.47hop-rhizomes-aroma-hop-rhizomes hop-rhizomesdisease-resistant floral high-humulene high-vigor low-alpha low-beta mild spicy subtle
Sterling Rhizome

A Saaz hybrid released in 1998 that displays similar noble aroma and oil composition to the Czech variety, good yield and moderately resistant to Downy Mildew, generally considered a favorable Saaz replacement. Mid-season maturity.

Pilsners, Lagers, Belgian-style AlesAmerican floral hop released in 1998. A cross between Saaz and Mount Hood in character but easier to grow.69hop-rhizomes-dual-purpose-hop-rhizomes hop-rhizomescitrus floral herbal moderate-disease-resistance spicy

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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