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Wye Challenger Hop Plant in 2 Litre Pot (Pre-Order)
Wye Challenger Hop Plant in 2 Litre Pot (Pre-Order)

Our Price: £10.00

Quantity in Stock:5
Availability: (Pre-Order) Available from 1st June
Product Code: WC2LPO

Description Growth & Analytical Data Planting & Growing Instructions
Wye Challenger

Challenger was bred at Wye College and released for commercial production in 1972. It is a grand daughter of Northern Brewer crossed with a downy mildew resistant male, and is a 'cousin' of Target. It has a good growing characteristic with heavy yields and a fruity, almost scented aroma, with some spicy overtones making it a versatile kettle hop for all types of beer. It blends well with other English varieties, and is sometimes used as a late hop and dry hop, although full advantage is not then taken of its higher alpha acid content, unless it is in a processed form. Challenger has also produced award winning single varietal beers.


Plants in 2 litre pots are available from late May until September, for UK mainland delivery only due to transport implications. Bare root hops plants are available for wider distribution from November.

Growth Data

Time of ripening: Late season
Storage stability: Good
Wilt tolerance: Sensitive
Resistance to downy mildew: Resistant
Resistance to powdery mildew: Susceptible

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