Bullion – Hop Plant

£11.95

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.

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

9 in stock

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

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.

Availability & Delivery

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

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.

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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