Star – Hop Plant

£11.95

Star Hop plant is an old Belgian land race variety, which is no longer grown commercially. The Star hop delivers pleasant continental-type aroma, high humulene in the oil and has excellent storage stability for alpha acids.

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

8 in stock

Description

Star Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Star Hop plant is an old Belgian land race variety, which is no longer grown commercially. The Star hop delivers pleasant continental-type aroma, high humulene in the oil and has excellent storage stability for alpha acids.

 

Characteristics Pleasing continental-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3.2%
Beta Acid Composition 1.7%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%
Country Belgium
Cone Size Small to Medium
Cone Density Average
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 560 kg/hectare (500 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Tolerant to downy mildew
Storability Retains 82% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Fair to Hard
Total Oil Composition 0.47 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 34%
Humulene Oil Composition 33.9%
Caryophyllene Oil 11.7%
Farnesene Oil 3.7%

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.