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Merkur Hop Plant

Merkur Hop Plant

2 Litre Pot

Regular price £12.50
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Key Flavours

  • Earthy
  • Spicy

Variety Information

  • Origin: Germany
  • Primary Use: Dual Purpose (Aroma & Bittering)
  • Height: Tall
  • Group:None
  • Also Known As: Hallertau Merkur
  • Flavour Description: Earthy, spicy bitterness, citrus zing
  • Beer Style Guide:

Growing Information

  • Season Maturity: Late Season
  • Ease of Harvest: Difficult
  • Typical Yield: 1760-1940 kg/hectare
  • Wilt Sensitivity: Tolerant
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance: Resistant
  • Downy Mildew Resistance: Unknown
  • 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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Merkur or Hallertau Merkur as it is sometimes known, is a high alpha bittering hop developed at the Hull Hops Research Institute in Germany. It was released in 2000. It’s not all about bittering potential though; Merkur boasts high myrcene and humulene oil content giving it an earthy grounding and citrus zing. It works especially well in the early to mid-stages of brewing. Merkur is a descendant of Magnum.

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