Calais Golding (E.K.G) – Hop Plant

£11.95

Calais Golding is a true Golding variety, almost identical to Early Bird with light but spicy flavouring and sweet aroma, but heavier yielding & early maturing.

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

2 in stock

Description

Calais Golding (East Kent Golding) Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Calais Golding is a true Golding variety, almost identical to Early Bird with light but spicy flavouring and sweet aroma, but heavier yielding & early maturing. There is special demand for these hops for use in copper hopping and dry hopping of traditional ales. Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers when a delicate aroma is required.

The cones produced on this variety are very full and ornamental as well as a superb variety for brewing. Calais Golding has a moderate to strong growth habit and will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

 

Also Known As Kent Golding, EKG, Canterbury Golding
Characteristics Aromas of lavender, spice, honey, thyme, earthy flavors
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country UK
Cone Size Large
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 640 kg/hectare (570 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to hop mosaic virus
Storability Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.85 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 42%
Humulene Oil Composition 27%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale

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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