Saaz – Hop Plant Pre-Order

£11.95

Saaz was developed in the Czech Republic and is used in pilsner beers. Saaz is an aroma hop with low alpha and it has a citrus/flowery flavour and is grown in the Czech Republic, Belgium and the USA.

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

This is a PRE-ORDER for DECEMBER 2024. If you would like to purchase hop plants from our available stock, please click here.

 

Available on back-order

Description

Saaz Hop Plant/Rhizome

Saaz was developed in the Czech Republic and is used in pilsner beers. Saaz is an aroma hop with low alpha and it has a citrus/flowery flavour and is grown in the Czech Republic, Belgium and the USA.

The plant produces small hops and is susceptible to powdery mildew.  Although difficult to grow, this hop is highly regarded in the brewing industry globally. Will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

 

Also Known As Czech Saaz, Saazer, Czech Saazer
Characteristics Noble, herbal character
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2.5%-4.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-28%
Country Czech Republic
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Loose to moderate
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 800-1200 kg/hectare (714-1071 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew, powdery mildew and wilt
Storability Retains 45%-55% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Moderate
Total Oil Composition 0.4-0.8 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-30%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-9%
Farnesene Oil 14%-20%
Style Guide Lager, Pilsner

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg

Pre-Order Information

Items that have been made available for pre-order will be prepared, shipped or ready for collection when they become available or as close as they can to your selected date.

Delivery: You will receive an email from us when we have handed your items to the courier, and you will receive a message from the courier when your items are out for delivery.

Shop collection: We will be in touch to arrange a safe and convenient time for you to collect your items from our farm shop.

Please note that if you purchase any other items together with your pre-order items, these additional items will be held and dispatched at the same time as your pre-order items. If you would like the additional items sooner please order them separately or Contact Us and we will arrange an additional delivery (chargeable).

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.

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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