Calais Golding (E.K.G) – Hop Plant

£11.50

Calais Golding is a true Golding variety, almost identical to Early Bird with light but spicy flavouring and sweet aroma, but heavier yielding & early maturing.

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Description

Calais Golding (East Kent Golding) Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Calais Golding is a true Golding variety, almost identical to Early Bird with light but spicy flavouring and sweet aroma, but heavier yielding & early maturing. There is special demand for these hops for use in copper hopping and dry hopping of traditional ales. Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers when a delicate aroma is required.

The cones produced on this variety are very full and ornamental as well as a superb variety for brewing. Calais Golding has a moderate to strong growth habit and will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

 

Also Known As Kent Golding, EKG, Canterbury Golding
Characteristics Aromas of lavender, spice, honey, thyme, earthy flavors
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country UK
Cone Size Large
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 640 kg/hectare (570 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to hop mosaic virus
Storability Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.85 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 42%
Humulene Oil Composition 27%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale

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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