Phoenix – Hop Plant

£11.95

Phoenix is an early flowering English hop variety. It was first grown at Wye College in England in an effort to find a more disease resistant replacement for Challenger hops and was selected as a seedling of Yeoman.

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

59 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Phoenix Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Phoenix is an early flowering English hop variety. It was first grown at Wye College in England in an effort to find a more disease resistant replacement for Challenger hops and was selected as a seedling of Yeoman. It is heavily fruiting with a dark coloured stem and tends to crop very evenly throughout the length of the plant, making it a wonderful hop to use for decoration.

A dual purpose hop providing the brewing industry with a mild aroma and slightly spicy flavour. Alpha acid 9%-13% Wilt resistant. Phoenix hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Northdown, Challenger, East Kent Golding

 

Characteristics Aromas of spice, pine, chocolate and molasses
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8.5%-13.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-33%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Loose to moderate
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 980-1560 kg/hectare (870-1390 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt and powdery mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.2-3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 24%-32%
Humulene Oil Composition 25%-32%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%-11%
Farnesene Oil 1%-1.4%
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Bitter, Golden Ale, Triple India Pale Ale, English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Stout, Brown 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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