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Saaz Bare Root Hop Plant - Czech Republic

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Product Code: SZBRHP

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Saaz (Czech)

Saaz is one of the noble hops (Hallertau, Tettnanger, Spalt, and Saaz) that helped change the world of brewing forever, named after the former Austrian city of Saaz (now in Czech Republic) it helped to define European Lagers and Bohemian Pilsners. Saaz is also grown in Belgium and the United States and has several descendants from New Zealand including Motueka and Riwaka.

The alpha acid content is very low at 2.0%-6.0% making this variety very much for use as an aromatic agent in the beer. The alpha beta ratio is 1:1.5 which is higher than most varieties and is considered to give beer a more delicate bitterness. The aroma from saaz comes from its balanced oils, including a high level of farnesene and results in a seasoned herbal character. Saaz also has a higher content of polyphenols which subsides the oxidation and aging process in beer, giving it a longer shelf life.

Saaz lacks both a strong yield as well as resistance to the crippling mildews. Maturity and Growth Habit are both mixed depending on where it is grown. And it produces small and light cones that can be difficult to harvest. That has not slowed down its demand on the commercial markets, and is a staple to many breweries around the world.


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.

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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