Tradition – Hop Plant Pre-Order


Tradition is a foreign hop variety from the Hallertau stable developed in 1991. It is an aroma hop that produces medium sized cones and has good disease resistance, including wilt.

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


Tradition Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Tradition is a German hop variety from the Hallertau stable developed in 1991. It is an aroma hop that produces medium sized cones and has good disease resistance, including wilt.

Tradition will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Liberty, Hallertau Mittelfruh


Also Known As Tradition, German Tradition, H Tradition, Hallertauer Tradition
Characteristics  Earthy, grassy, aromas of nectar fruits
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.6%-7%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-29%
Country Germany
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 1560-1780 kg/hectare (1390-1580 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt, downy mildew and powdery mildew
Storability Retains 65%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.9-1.9 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 20%-25%
Humulene Oil Composition 40%-55%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-15%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide American Lager

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.

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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