Willamette – Hop Plant


Willamette is a foreign hop variety from the USA which was developed in Oregon with a parentage that includes Fuggle.

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

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Willamette Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Willamette is a foreign hop variety from the USA which was developed in Oregon with a parentage that includes Fuggle.

It is moderate yielding and has weak disease resistance, however, this incredibly popular hop accounts for 20% of the hop area in the US. The craft beer industry uses this peppery, aromatic hop as their main hop. Willamette will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Fuggle, Glacier, Tettnanger, Styrian Golding


Characteristics Heraceous spiciness, floral, fruity
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4%
Co-Humulone Composition 30%-35%
Country US
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Loose to Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1340-1700 kg/hectare (1200-1520 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus and downy mildew
Storability Retains 60%-65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 1-1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 20%-30%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-8%
Farnesene Oil 5%-6%
Style Guide Ale, American Ales, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, English Ales, Porter

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.

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.

Overseas Customers: There is no refund/replacement policy for overseas deliveries that are not delivered or fail to grow. We cannot guarantee that your plants will not be seized or delayed at customs.

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