Tettnanger – Hop Plant


Tettnanger is a foreign hop variety which comes from the Tettnang region of Germany. It is a dual purpose hop also grown in Switzerland, the USA and Australia.

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

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Tettnanger Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Tettnanger is a foreign hop variety which comes from the Tettnang region of Germany. It is a dual purpose hop also grown in Switzerland, the USA and Australia.

Tettnanger hop plant is susceptible to wilt but tolerant of downy mildew. Tettnanger will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Saaz, Hersbrucker


Also Known As Tettnang, Tettnang Tettnanger, German Tettnang, Tettnanger (GR), Schwetzinger, Deutscher Frühopfen
Characteristics Balanced floral and herbal aromas with some spiciness
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-5.8%
Beta Acid Composition 2.8%-5.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%
Country Germany
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1120-1569 kg/hectare (1000-1400 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resitant to verticillium wilt, moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 61% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.36-1.07 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 40.6%
Humulene Oil Composition 20.4%
Caryophyllene Oil 6.2%
Farnesene Oil 11.3%
Style Guide Bitter, California Blonde Ale, Red Ale, Pilsner, Lager, American Amber Ale, Winter Ale, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Cream Ale, American Lager

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.

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.

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