Glacier – Hop Plant


Glacier hop plant was developed in Washington State, bred from English Golding and Bavarian aroma varieties.

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Glacier Hop Plant/Rhizome

Glacier hop plant was developed in Washington State, bred from English Golding and Bavarian aroma varieties.
A dual purpose hop, very high yielding but its Achilles Heal is wilt intolerance.

Glacier will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Willamette, Tettnanger


Characteristics Herbs, wood and citrus
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3.3%-9.7%
Beta Acid Composition 5.4%-10%
Co-Humulone Composition 11%-16%
Country USA
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 2400-2600 kg/hectare (2140-2320 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew and downy mildew
Storability Retains 70%-75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 33%-62%
Humulene Oil Composition 24%-36%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-13%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Extra Special Bitter, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, American Pale Ale

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Alpha Acids

6% – 9%

Beta Acids

5% – 10%

Brewing style

American Pale Ale, Bitter, Pale Ales, Wheat Beer

Caryophyllene Oil

8% – 12%

Farnesene Oil

0 – 1%

Growth Rate


Hop Characteristics

Citrus, Herbs, Wood

Hop Cone size


Hop Maturity

Mid season

Hop Purpose

Aroma, Bittering, Dual

Hop Resistance

Verticillium Wilt

Hop Susceptibility

Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew

Humulene Oil

30% – 40%

Myrcene Oil

50% – 55%



Total Oils

1 ml. per 100g, 2 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.

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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