Epic Hop Plant
Epic Hop Plant
- Origin: United Kingdom
- Primary Use: Bittering
- Height: Tall
- Also Known As:
- Flavour Description: fruity, berry-like aroma with hints of lemongrass.
- Beer Style Guide:
- Season Maturity: Mid Season
- Ease of Harvest: Unknown
- Typical Yield: 2900-3350 kg/hectare
- Wilt Sensitivity: Unknown
- Powdery Mildew Resistance: Susceptible
- Downy Mildew Resistance: Resistant
- Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Unknown
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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‘Epic’ was found in 1987 as a chance seedling in a hedge adjacent to a hop field at Bourne Farm, Sandhurst, Kent by Chris Nicholas. The field, although growing ‘Target’ at the time, had previously grown ‘Alliance’ and the oil composition of ‘Epic’ strongly suggests that it is a seedling of ‘Alliance’.
Although brewing experience of this new hop variety is limited, ‘Epic’ has been reported to give a very pleasant deep, fruity, berry-like aroma with hints of lemongrass. It is slightly herbal without citrus or floral notes. It makes an excellent main copper hop or a late aroma hop.