Bramling Cross (Opt 48) – Hop Plant Pre-Order

£11.95

Bramling Cross hop plant, also known as OPT48, is cross between the English Bramling Golding hop variety and an American male. The cones tend to be very round, and they have a very distinctive American aroma. Best suited to the darker stronger types of beers.

For detailed information about this specific plant, please see the description below.

This is a PRE-ORDER for DECEMBER 2024. If you would like to purchase hop plants from our available stock, please click here.

Available on back-order

Description

Bramling Cross Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Bramling Cross, also known as OPT48, is cross between the English Bramling Golding hop variety and an American male. The cones tend to be very round, and they have a very distinctive American aroma. Best suited to the darker stronger types of beers. Resistant to powdery mildew and downy mildew, but susceptible to verticillium wilt.

Bramling Cross hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: East Kent Golding, Progress, Whitbread Golding Variety

 

Characteristics Notes of lemon, blackcurrant, blackberries and plums particularly when used as a late addition.
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-7.8%
Beta Acid Composition 2.3%-3.2%
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-35%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1500-1680 kg/hectare (1340-500 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 35%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 28%-33%
Caryophyllene Oil 14%-18%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Golden Ale, Strong Ale,Stout, Porter

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Hop Characteristics

Blackberry, Blackcurrent, Lemon, Plum

Brewing style

Ale, Dark Ales, Porter, Stout, Strong Ale

Hop Purpose

Aroma, Bittering, Dual

Originates

UK

Hop Cone size

Medium

Pre-Order Information

Items that have been made available for pre-order will be prepared, shipped or ready for collection when they become available or as close as they can to your selected date.

Delivery: You will receive an email from us when we have handed your items to the courier, and you will receive a message from the courier when your items are out for delivery.

Shop collection: We will be in touch to arrange a safe and convenient time for you to collect your items from our farm shop.

Please note that if you purchase any other items together with your pre-order items, these additional items will be held and dispatched at the same time as your pre-order items. If you would like the additional items sooner please order them separately or Contact Us and we will arrange an additional delivery (chargeable).

Caring for Hop Plants

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information in our Guide to Growing Hops article.

Here are some key points:

  • 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.

Returns Policy & Terms

Hop plants are perishable products and as such, are non-refundable and non returnable. Please check our Returns Policy before you order and take a look through our full Terms & Conditions.

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