Hersbrucker – Hop Plant

£11.95

Hersbrucker was created in Germany in an attempt to create a variety resistant to verticillium wilt that could replace Hallertau Mittelfruh.

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

4 in stock

Description

Hersbrucker Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Hersbrucker was created in Germany in an attempt to create a variety resistant to verticillium wilt that could replace Hallertau Mittelfruh.

Has compact cones and is moderate in its yield. Hersbrucker is an aroma hop giving a spicy and fruity flavour. Many of the Bavarian breweries use this variety in their lagers and pilsners and it is also making its way in to English cask ales.

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

Substitutes: Tradition, Mount Hood, Hallertau, Liberty

 

Also Known As Hersbrucker-G, Hersbrucker Late, Hersbrucker Spaet, Hersbrucker Spat
Characteristics Floral, fruity and spicy aromas
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2%-5%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 19%-25%
Country Germany
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1400-1800 kg/hectare (1240-1610 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 55%-65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 10%-25%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-35%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-15%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Dunkel, Strong Ale, Pilsner, Altbier, Weizenbock, Golden Ale, Marzen, Pale Ale, Wheat, Specialty Ale, Hefeweizen, Light Ale, Lager

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg

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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