Whitbread Golding – Hop Plant

£11.95

Whitbread Golding Variety (W.G.V) was bred by Edward Albert White of Yalding, Kent, England in 1911 from open pollination of Bate’s Brewer. It acquired its name after the Whitbread Brewing Company bought the farms when Mr White retired in 1920.

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

7 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Whitbread Golding Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Whitbread Golding Hop was bred by Edward Albert White of Yalding, Kent, England in 1911 from open pollination of Bate’s Brewer. It acquired its name after the Whitbread Brewing Company bought the farms when Mr White retired in 1920.

Released commercially in the 1950’s, Whitbread Golding’s resistance to Verticillium Wilt helped cement it as an industry favourite after the disease devastated Golding and Fuggle crops in the region at that time. With alpha acid 5.0%-8.0% it is a popular variety among commercial and craft brewers for its pleasant fruity aroma and Wilt resistant. Whitbread Golding hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Fuggle, East Kent Golding

 

Also Known As WGV, Whitbread, Whitbread Golding Variety
Characteristics Pleasant, fruity, European style aroma
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-7.5%
Beta Acid Composition 2.5%-3.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-37%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1350-1450 kg/hectare (1190–1278 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Tolerant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Moderately susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 66% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.22 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 24%-27%
Humulene Oil Composition 38%-42%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-13%
Farnesene Oil <2.1%
Style Guide Ale, Pale Ale, Bitter

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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