Hallertau Mittlefruh – Hop Plant


Hallertau Mittlefruh is a Bavarian aroma hop with low alpha. It is quite low yielding, but widely used in this region of Germany’s beers.

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

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Hallertau Mittlefruh Hop Plant/Rhizome

The Hallertau Mittlefruh hop plant is a Bavarian aroma hop with low alpha. It is quite low yielding, but widely used in this region of Germany’s beers. Hallertau Mittlefruh has spawned many new varieties including Magnum and Tradition. Many Bavarian hop farms have now moved over to Hersbrucker.

Hallertau Mittlefruh will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitute: Liberty


Also Known As Hallertauer, Mittelfrüh, Mittelfrüher, Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, Hallertau Mittelfruh
Characteristics Lightly flowery and spicy aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3.5%-3.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.5%-4.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-26%
Country Germany
Cone Size Small
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 800-1100 kg/hectare (700-980 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Susceptible to Susceptible to german wilt, downy mildew, powdery mildew and verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 52%-58% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.6-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 35%-44%
Humulene Oil Composition 30%-55%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-15%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide German Pilsner, Pale Ale, Wheat, American Lager

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Hop Purpose


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.

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