Cobbs (EKG) – Hop Plant

Original price was: £11.95.Current price is: £5.95.

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

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

15 in stock


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


Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.4%-6.7%
Beta Acid Composition 1.9%-2.8%
Co-Humulone Composition 26%-32%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1500-2000 kg/hectare (1330-1780 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Susceptible to Sensitive to wilt, susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildews
Storability Retains 46% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%
Humulene Oil Composition 36%
Farnesene Oil Trace
Style Guide India Pale Ale, English Ales

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Hop Cone size


Hop Maturity

Early September

Hop Purpose



Green Cone

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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