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Prima Donna Bare Root Hop Plant
Prima Donna Bare Root Hop Plant

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Product Code: PDBRHP

Description Growth & Analytical Data Planting & Growing Instructions
Prima Donna (First Gold)

Bred at Wye College in 1995 originally introduced to the commercial market as First Gold, Prima Donna is the produce of cross-pollination of WGV with a dwarf male. Prima Donna has many of Goldings flavour characteristics but with a higher Alpha acid at 7 to 9%, it crops with a large number of medium sized cones. The hop gives a rich citrus character with flavours described as orange peel and dried apricot producing a well balanced bitterness and fruity, slightly spicy note in ales. Prima Donna has excellent aroma qualities and much of the flavour characteristics of WGV, it has proven success in stronger flavoured summer beers and IPAs. The variety is very suitable as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all types of beer.


Bare root hop plants are available from late November until early April. Dates will vary depending on the weather and ground conditions however, we hope to start lifting from the field by November 1st. 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 season
Storage stability: Moderate
Wilt tolerance: Fairly tolerant
Resistance to downy mildew: Susceptible
Resistance to powdery mildew: Resistant

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