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Late Cluster (L16) – Hop Plant

Original price was: £11.95.Current price is: £5.95.

The Late Cluster hop plant or L16 is one of a variety of hop cluster selections grown commercially in the US and are well-known for having excellent storage stability, good yield potential and medium alpha acids content. The Late Cluster L16 hop is an excellent multi purpose hop plant with well-balanced bittering potential and great aroma properties.

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

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Description

Late Cluster Hop Plant/Rhizome

The Late Cluster hop plant or L16 is one of a variety of hop cluster selections grown commercially in the US and are well-known for having excellent storage stability, good yield potential and medium alpha acids content. The Late Cluster L16 hop is an excellent multi purpose hop plant with well-balanced bittering potential and great aroma properties.

Substitutes Galena, Chinook & Nugget

 

Characteristics Clean, neutral, slightly floral
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.5%-9%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 36%-42%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1600-2140 kg/hectare (1420-1900 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew and powdery mildew
Storability Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Total Oil Composition 0.4-0.8 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 38%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-10%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Barley Wine, Porter, English Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Honey Ale, Cream Ale, American Lager

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Colour

Green Cone

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.