Bullion Hop Plant
Bullion Hop Plant
- Origin: United Kingdom
- Primary Use: Bittering
- Height: Tall
- Also Known As: None
- Flavour Description: Zesty, spicy flavour with predominantly dark red fruit notes
- Beer Style Guide: Stout, Doppelbock, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout
- Season Maturity: Early Season
- Ease of Harvest: Difficult
- Typical Yield: 2000 - 2400 kg/hectare
- Wilt Sensitivity: Tolerant
- Powdery Mildew Resistance: Moderately Resistant
- Downy Mildew Resistance: Moderately Resistant
- Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Moderately Tolerant
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.
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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.