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Early Bird Hop Plant

Early Bird Hop Plant

2 Litre Pot

Regular price £12.50
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Key Flavours

  • Spicy
  • Herbal
  • Floral

Variety Information

  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Primary Use: Aroma
  • Height: Tall
  • Group:Golding Varieties
  • Also Known As: Amos' Early Bird
  • Flavour Description: None
  • Beer Style Guide: English Ale, IPA, ESB & Belgian Ale

Growing Information

  • Season Maturity: Early Season
  • Ease of Harvest: Medium
  • Typical Yield: 1500 - 2000 kg/hectare
  • Wilt Sensitivity: Sensitive
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance: Susceptible
  • Downy Mildew Resistance: Susceptible
  • Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Extremely Sensitive

Availability

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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Early Bird

Originally Amos's Early Bird after Alfred Amos of Wye it was selected in 1887 from a garden of Bramlings, the bine is green with red mottling. It tends to be uneven in its timing of coming into hop and the potential resin content of its cones can vary considerably. Early Brid usually produces a moderate yield of high quality.

Goldings consist of a group of traditional English Varieties, which have been cultivated for a long time tend to be named after either a hop grower or the parish they were cultivated. Goldings are recognised as having the most typical English aroma, there is special demand for these hops for use in copper hopping and dry hopping of traditional ales. Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers when a delicate aroma is required.

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