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Bullion – Hop Plant

£5.75

Bullion was first bred in 1919 at Wye College and originates from a wild hop cutting sourced from Manitoba, Canada. It was officially released in 1938. Bullion features many of the same brewing traits as its sibling with flavors of dark fruit and elements of spice arising from its use as a mid to late addition. Its bitterness is considered by some to be slightly coarse.

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Description

Bullion Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Bullion was first bred in 1919 at Wye College and originates from a wild hop cutting sourced from Manitoba, Canada. It was officially released in 1938. Bullion features many of the same brewing traits as its sibling with flavors of dark fruit and elements of spice arising from its use as a mid to late addition. Its bitterness is considered by some to be slightly coarse.

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

Substitutes: Brewers Gold, Chinook, Columbus, Galena.

 

Characteristics Elements of spice and dark fruits
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 6.7%-12.9%
Beta Acid Composition 3.7%-9.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 39%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 2000-2400 kg/hectare (1780-2140 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt, moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Infected with most viruses
Storability Retains 40%-50% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.14-2.70 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 23%-30%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-11%
Farnesene Oil None
Style Guide Stout, Doppelbock, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg

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.

Our dormant hop plants are wrapped with damp moss and are happy in transit for several weeks. Any delay will not affect the viability or health of your plants and they can still be planted mid-winter in January.

We use Royal Mail to delivery our hop plants.

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.

Exporting outside of the UK
We are not an exporter, and as such do not deliver overseas and do not supply phytosanitary certificates. Please be aware that we do not recommend sending plants that you have purchased from us within the UK to overseas destinations, as we cannot guarantee that your plants will not be seized or delayed at customs. If you choose to send items purchased from us to overseas destination, we will not be held liable and no refunds for these products are available. Read our hop plant terms and conditions.

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