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Bullion Bare Root Hop Plant

Our Price: £7.50

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Product Code: BUBRHP

Description Growth & Analytical Data Planting & Growing Instructions

One of the earliest high alpha hops in the world, the Bullion Hop was raised in 1919 in England from a wild Manitoban female crossed with an English male hop. It is used mainly in bittering Stouts and Dark ales. This variety thrives on all types of hops soils, it makes very vigorous growth and has a tendency to be overcrowded if not trained adequately. Growth of full bine should be restricted to one per string. The usual procedure is to initially train two bines, to allow for casualties and then, in late June to cut off one of them at its base; it is unnecessary to remove the cut bine from the string. The plants also need wide spacing, about 7ft x 7ft, and high wirework, 16ft to 17ft high, for their proper development. The extraordinary vigour of the plant makes it possible to furnish unoccupied strings with laterals which, when trained, attain nearly the size of the main bine. The compact, bold cones are very rich in resins. This hop has a strong earthy aroma that is evocative of bruised blackcurrant leaves. The popularity of this hop is increasing as microbrewers favour the strong individual flavours.


Bare root hop plants are available from November 1st until April 15th. The best time to transplant hop plants lies during this period whilst the plant is dormant. Plants in 2 Litre pots are available from May until September but are available for UK mainland delivery only.

Growth Data

Time of ripening: Mid/Late season
Storage stability: Reasonable
Wilt tolerance: Susceptible
Resistance to downy mildew: Susceptible
Resistance to powdery mildew:
Our Guarantee
  • Hop plants may be cropped for more than 20 years, so it important that the original planting material is free from debilitating virus and viroid diseases (some of them symptomless). At Aplus Hops we supply certified disease-free stock under an official approval scheme.
  • As the UK’s premier hop propagator, we have over 40 years experience in hops and consider it a privilege to supply you with top quality hop plants. The A+ Plant Health Propagation Scheme (PHPS) - requires us to meet rigorous standards. Plants are produced from elite Permanent Layer Beds tested free of Hop Latent Viroid and Canker with “Zero Tolerance” of: Verticillium Wilt, Arabis mosaic virus, Prunus necrotic ringspot virus, Hop mosaic virus (Goldings). Nowhere else in the world are so many precautions taken, so you can be sure of getting the best quality stock available.

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