Northdown – Hop Plant

£11.95

Northdown is a dual purpose hop developed at Wye College in the 1970s for resistance to downy mildew. It is the offspring of Northern Brewer and Challenger and an aunt to Target.

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

5 in stock

Description

Northdown Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Northdown is a dual purpose hop developed at Wye College in the 1970s for resistance to downy mildew. It is the offspring of Northern Brewer and Challenger and an aunt to Target.

Northdown is a dual purpose hop with a mild flowery, piney flavour with berry and spice notes, and gives a pleasant bitterness. Well suited to heavier beers. Alpha acid 7.5%-9.5%. Wilt susceptible. Northdown hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Challenger

 

Characteristics Fresh, flowery, piney, berry and spice
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-32%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1320-1700 kg/hectare (1180-1520 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.2-2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 23%-29%
Humulene Oil Composition 37%-45%
Caryophyllene Oil 13%-17%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Blonde 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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