Cobbs (EKG) – Hop Plant Pre-Order


Cobbs is an East Kent Golding variety producing small ‘pea hops’ which grow heavily towards the head of the plant.

Hop Plant Pre-orders will be shipped in Early December 2021


Cobbs (East Kent Golding) Hop Plant/Rhizome

Cobbs is an East Kent Golding variety producing small ‘pea hops’ which grow heavily towards the head of the plant. It is a favoured variety for producing typical English bitters.

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

Substitutes: East Kent Golding, Early Bird


Alpha Acid Composition4.4%-6.7%
Beta Acid Composition1.9%-2.8%
Co-Humulone Composition26%-32%
Cone SizeMedium
Seasonal MaturityMid
Yield Amount1500-2000 kg/hectare (1330-1780 lbs/acre)
Growth RateHigh
Susceptible toSensitive to wilt, susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildews
StorabilityRetains 46% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of HarvestModerate to difficult
Total Oil Composition0.8-1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition25%
Humulene Oil Composition36%
Farnesene OilTrace
Style GuideIndia Pale Ale, English Ales

Additional information

Weight0.15 kg
Caryophyllene Oil

4% – 8%

Hop Cone size


Farnesene Oil


Hop Maturity

Mid season

Hop Characteristics

Earthy, Herbs, Neutral

Growth Rate


Hop Purpose


Humulene Oil

30% – 40%

Myrcene Oil

20% – 25%



Hop Susceptibility

Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Wilt

Total Oils

1 ml. per 100g

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.