Epic – Hop Plant Pre-Order

£11.95

‘Epic’ was found in 1987 as a chance seedling in a hedge adjacent to a hop field at Bourne Farm, Sandhurst, Kent by Chris Nicholas. The field, although growing ‘Wye Target’ at the time, had previously grown ‘Alliance’ and the oil composition of ‘Epic’ strongly suggests that it is a seedling of ‘Alliance’. It is a vigorous tall variety with a heavy yield.

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

This is a PRE-ORDER for DECEMBER 2024. If you would like to purchase hop plants from our available stock, please click here.

Available on back-order

Description

Epic Hop Plant/Rhizome

Although brewing experience of this new hop variety is limited, ‘Epic’ has been reported to give a very pleasant deep, fruity, berry-like aroma with hints of lemongrass. It is slightly herbal without citrus or floral notes. It makes an excellent main copper hop or a late aroma hop.

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

Substitutes: East Kent Golding, Progress, Whitbread Golding Variety

 

Characteristics Fruity, slightly herbal.
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-5%
Beta Acid Composition 1.7% – 2.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 30% – 33%
Country UK
Cone Size  Small to medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 2900-3350 kg/hectare (2600-3000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew
Storability Retains 80%-90% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Fair
Total Oil Composition 0.4 – 0.8%
Myrcene Oil Composition 12%
Humulene Oil Composition 42%
Caryophyllene Oil 14%-20%
Farnesene Oil 1.5%
Style Guide It makes an excellent main copper hop or a late aroma hop.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg

Pre-Order Information

Items that have been made available for pre-order will be prepared, shipped or ready for collection when they become available or as close as they can to your selected date.

Delivery: You will receive an email from us when we have handed your items to the courier, and you will receive a message from the courier when your items are out for delivery.

Shop collection: We will be in touch to arrange a safe and convenient time for you to collect your items from our farm shop.

Please note that if you purchase any other items together with your pre-order items, these additional items will be held and dispatched at the same time as your pre-order items. If you would like the additional items sooner please order them separately or Contact Us and we will arrange an additional delivery (chargeable).

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.

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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