Omega – Hop Plant Pre-Order


Omega hop plant is a high alpha hop developed at Wye College here in Kent from a Challenger in its parenting.

Hop Plant Pre-orders will be shipped in Early December 2021


Omega Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Omega hop plant is a high alpha hop developed at Wye College here in Kent from a Challenger in its parenting. This variety never took off as it was too low yielding but the aroma content of the hop has been described as “pleasantly European in style”.

Wilt resistant. Omega hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.


CharacteristicsPleasant European aroma
Alpha Acid Composition9%-10%
Beta Acid Composition3%-4%
Co-Humulone Composition29%
Cone SizeSmall
Cone DensityAverage
Seasonal MaturityMid-Season
Yield Amount1040 kg/hectare (925 lbs/acre)
Growth RateModerate to high
Resistant toModerately resistant to downy mildew
StorabilityRetains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of HarvestFair
Total Oil Composition1.72 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition53%
Humulene Oil Composition17%
Caryophyllene Oil5%
Farnesene OilTrace Amounts

Additional information

Weight0.15 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

We will deliver this rhizome as a bare root hop plant, wrapped in damp moss to keep it protected and to prevent it drying.

Delivery is by Royal Mail and can take up to one week.

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.