Can I send hop plants overseas?

Its not recommended. If you have purchased hop plants from us inside the UK we do not advise you to send them outside of the UK. Many countries have very strict import and export laws and regulations, and because hop plants are ‘plants’ they may well be seized by customs. Most plants will need additional…

When should I plant hops?

When are hop plants available? We have bare root hop plants available from the end of November until Spring (as stock lasts).  We usually open pre-order for hop plants in September, so to ensure you get the variety you would like we advise you order during this time and you will receive your plant when…

Is my hop plant male or female?

Will my hop plant produce cones? Hop plants are dioecious and the plants we send out are all female, producing the cones regardless of whether they have been fertilised or not.   Do I need two hop plants? No you don’t. Just one hop plant will produce the attractive cones that are also used in…

Can I dry hops at home?

Yes, our fresh hop garlands hanging in your home or premises will dry naturally over time. Do not seal fresh hops in a box as they will go bad very quickly – we always send fresh hops on an upgraded delivery. If you are drying your hops for brewing you can pick the cones and…

How to care for my hop plant?

Hops are tough plants and can be seen self-seeded in hedgerows in the countryside. We have even spotted hops growing out of the brickwork in our yard!  Any of the varieties we sell should grow quite happily in any part of the UK and they make a great addition to a garden, big or small.…

My hop plant hasn’t grown

A number of factors will affect how quickly your hops get started, including the variety and their growing conditions. We check all plants for viable shoots before we send them out and you should start to see shoots emerge from the ground by the end of April, but if your plant is in a shady…