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Wye Challenger Bare Root Hop Plant (Pre-Order)
Wye Challenger Bare Root Hop Plant (Pre-Order)

Our Price: £9.95

Quantity in Stock:25
Availability: (Pre-Order) Available from 1st Nov
Product Code: WCBRPO

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.


Bare root hop plants are available from 1st of November until 28th of Febuary. The best time to transplant hop plants lies during this period whilst the plant is dormant

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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