Zenith – Hop Plant


Zenith is an English hop variety, created at Wye College in the 1970s. It is a dual purpose hop having good acids and strong aroma.

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

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Zenith Hop Plant/Rhizome 

Zenith is an English hop variety, created at Wye College in the 1970s. It is a dual purpose hop having good acids and strong aroma. Zenith produces good yields of hops and has some resistance to downy and powdery mildew.

This variety can be used in all beer types from a lager to a stout. Zenith hop plants will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Northern Brewer, Yeoman or Target.


Characteristics Pleasing bouquet aromas with hoppy citrus flavors
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 9%-11%
Beta Acid Composition 3%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Average
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount High
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and powdery mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 82% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Fair
Total Oil Composition 1.76 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 52%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%
Farnesene Oil Trace Amounts
Style Guide All beer varieties from larger to stout

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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