Hops are used primarily as a bittering, flavoring, and stability agent because, in addition to bitterness, they give it unique floral, fruity, or citrus flavors and aromas. They are vigorous growers that boast golden to chartreuse leaf color. Humulus lupulus. 120 days to maturity. 1 gram (approx. 275 seeds per gram)
In the spring and summer, it is simply a foliage plant but by fall, the plants are adorned with cone-like fruits develop. Hops require loamy soil that is well-draining. Hops also need to be planted on a trellis or fence post. When deciding when to harvest, give the hops cone a light squeeze, and if the cone stays compressed, it’s not ripe enough. When they feel light and dry, springing back after the squeeze – they’re ready to be harvested. For first-year harvests, pick hops by hand.
For more growing information, check out our Growing Guide!
Hops Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant or direct seed
When to Plant: late fall to early spring
Planting Depth: 4″
Seed Spacing: 2-3′
Row Spacing: 8′
Days to Maturity: 120 days
Disease Resistance: n/a
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