Challenger is an English hop variety bred at Wye in 1972; Challenger is the granddaughter of Northern Brewer. As a columnar hop, it is small and heavily fruiting with a dark coloured stem. This variety tends to crop fairly evenly throughout the length of the plant. Challenger is a dual purpose hop providing the brewing industry with an aroma and alpha acid hop suitable in both lagers and bitters. Challenger is the preferred Hop for Bass Best Bitter. Alpha w/w6.5 - 8.5%. Wilt susceptible
Challenger hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature. All orders will be dispatched as soon as the dormant root stock are available. This hop plant sells out by the summer. We will deliver this rhizome as a bare root hop plant, wrapped in damp moss to ensure it's ready to be planted upon arrival.
Please note, we send bare root hop plants overseas, but we do not offer a replacement or refund if the hop plant fails due to your growing conditions. Hop plants need cold conditions in the winter. Otherwise, they will not grow. Some hop varieties take longer than others to emerge.
Newly lifted bare root hop plants are available late November. Orders place now will be dispatched as soon as the plants are available (usually late Novermber, early December)There is no refund/replacement policy for overseas deliveries that are not delivered or fail to grow. **Trade Customers**
All trade customers who require large quantities than the available listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.