Hersbrucker – Hop Plant

£11.50

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

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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

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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