Fuggle hop plants were developed by the Reverend Richard Fuggles in 1856 and is one of the oldest available varieties.

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Fuggle was developed by the Reverend Richard Fuggles in 1856 and is one of the oldest available varieties.

Sometimes referred to as banana hops, Fuggle produces large flowers and tends to crop more heavily towards the head of the plant.

Traditional brewers highly prize Fuggles which produces a light flavoured beer. The aroma is earthier and less sweet than Kent Goldings.

Fuggle is revered as the classic aroma hop for British Bitters and Pale Ales, often used in combination with Goldings. Fuggles are also suitable for Porters and Stouts.

The alpha acid content ranges from 3%-5.5%.

Wilt susceptible.

Fuggles will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Willamette, Styrian Golding

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg


Hop plant purpose


Cone size




Brew style

Ale, Bitter, Porter, Stout, Strong Ale

Hop Plant Care

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information on our Guides & Info page.

  • Hop plants are a hardy perennial, best planted as a bare root during the dormant winter months.
  • Hops like a well drained fertile soil and should be planted in open ground as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the hole is deep and the crown well covered.
  • Mark the spot with a screw peg.
  • Install your support (trellis, coir string) for the plant to climb up before the spring.
  • Small shoots should appear when the weather warms (April)
  • Train the shoots clockwise during May & June.
  • Harvest at the end of August.

Availability & Delivery

Dormant root stock becomes available in late November / December and is available to buy through to the following spring, as stocks last. Pre-order is available in September

We will deliver this rhizome as a bare root hop plant, wrapped in damp moss to keep it protected and to prevent it drying.

Delivery is by Royal Mail and can take up to one week.

We do not send bare root hop plants overseas.

Hop Plant T&Cs

All of our plants are checked for viability and the presence of new shoots before we send them. We are confident that if you follow our care instructions you will have a happy hop plant.  Do keep in mind that your plant will not reach its full growth potential until the third season, after it has put down roots and got established.  In the event that your plant is not successful please get in touch here.

Overseas Customers: There is no refund/replacement policy for overseas deliveries that are not delivered or fail to grow. We cannot guarantee that your plants will not be seized or delayed at customs.