Fuggle Hop Plant
Fuggle Hop Plant
- Origin: United Kingdom
- Primary Use: Aroma
- Height: Tall
- Also Known As: None
- Flavour Description: Delicate minty, grassy and slightly floral aroma
- Beer Style Guide: English Ale, American Pale Ale, Lambics, Brown Ale & Stout
- Season Maturity: Early Season
- Ease of Harvest: Unknown
- Typical Yield: 1008 - 1233 kg/hectare
- Wilt Sensitivity: Sensitive
- Powdery Mildew Resistance: Susceptible
- Downy Mildew Resistance: Moderately Resistant
- Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: 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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The Fuggle was propagated in Kent in 1875 by Richard Fuggle. It became the most widely grown hop in England and in 1949 made up 78% of the hop acreage until Verticillium wilt made growth almost impossible in much of Kent and Sussex. The variety is grown in the USA, mainly in Oregon, and in Slovenia, where it has adapted its character and is known as Styrian Golding. Perhaps the most famous and revered of English hops, it is very widely used in traditional English ales and is frequently used alongside Goldings, for which it forms a perfect base. It has the advantage of being very low in alpha acids and yet provides length, roundness and drink-ability. Excellent in every style of ale, the Fuggle brings particular sensuality to porters and stouts. It is often used as a dry hop so as to bring together flavours and provide character. Flavours attributed to it are: easy, grassy, sensuous, moreish. Single hop varietal examples are: Whitbread's Fuggles Imperial; Chiltern Brewery's John Hampden's Ale; George Gale's Prize Old Ale; McMullen's Gladstone bitter.