Hops Rhizome Information

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Hop Planting Season is March to May

We accept rhizome orders after March 1st.

Rhizome General Characteristics

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.

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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Canadian Redvine Rhizome

A hop with vigorous growth, excellent yield, good storage stability and moderate disease resistance that is considered ornamental by some, a secret treasure by others. Comparable to the highly popular Cascade.

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Cascade Rhizome

Flowers, citrus & spice with notes of grapefruit create the wonderful bouquet of Cascade hops. Very good grower.  Homebrewer’s #1 hop.

Very successful and well-established American aroma hop developed by USDA-ARS's breeding program in 1956 from Fuggle and Serebrianker (a Russian variety), but not released for cultivation until 1972. It has a flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. One of the "Three Cs" along with Centennial and Columbus. Substitutes: Centennial and Columbus (but they have a higher Alpha Acid content).hop-rhizomes-aroma-hop-rhizomes|hop-rhizomes
Centennial Rhizome

Flowers and citrus are the most evident aromas.  It has a medium aroma with mid to high bittering value. Often times referred to as Super Cascade. Somewhat finicky to grow.

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Fuggle Rhizome

The dominant hop variety in England for 70 years until high alpha varieties were introduced. A low-to-moderate yielding aroma variety that matures early to mid-season.

English and American style alesThis variety was noticed growing "wild" in the hop garden of George Stace Moore's house at Horsmonden in Kent, England in 1861. In 1875 it was introduced by Richard Fuggle who lived in the village of Brenchley (not far from Horsmonden) and hence it was called Fuggle. The aroma is earthier and less sweet than Kent Goldings.45.5hop-rhizomes-aroma-hop-rhizomes|hop-rhizomes
Golding Rhizome

Golding hops consist of a group of traditional English aroma varieties that have been cultivated since 1790. Clones of the variety mature at various stages over the harvest period. A moderate-to-high-yielding aroma variety first planted in the US in 1995 and continues to grow in popularity despite susceptibility to mildews and wilt.

All English style Ales, ESB, Bitters, Belgian AlesThis is a group of traditional and very popular English aroma hops grown prior to 1790. Widely cultivated also in the U.S. They are called East Kent Goldings if grown in East Kent, Kent Goldings if grown in mid-Kent, and Goldings if grown elsewhere in the U.K. There are many different named cultivars such as Amon's Early Bird, Cobbs, Bramling, Canterbury, Petham Rodmersham and in Worcestershire - Mathon. They tend to have a smooth, sweet flavour. Most types of Goldings will work in place of another (Whitbread Golding Variety for East Kent Goldings, e.g.). 46hop-rhizomes-aroma-hop-rhizomes|hop-rhizomesenglish|moderate-yield|traditional
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
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
Sorachi Ace Rhizome

Soreachi Ace Hops are good yielding hop with minimal disease issues.  A Japanese winner by all counts.

Powerful lemon aroma, high bittering value and flavorful personality.hop-rhizomescitrus|lemon

First Order?

Freshops recommends Cascade, Magnum and Nugget for beginners.

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

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