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Prima Donna Hop Plant

Prima Donna Hop Plant

2 Litre Pot

Regular price £12.50
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Key Flavours

  • Citrus
  • Herbal
  • Spicy

Variety Information

  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Primary Use: Dual Purpose (Aroma & Bittering)
  • Height: Dwarf
  • Group:None
  • Also Known As: None
  • Flavour Description: Aroma descriptors that include tangerine, orange marmalade, apricot, magnolia, red berries, herbal, orange and herbal
  • Beer Style Guide: English Ale, Porter, Fruit Beer, Saison & Blonde Ale

Growing Information

  • Season Maturity: Mid Season
  • Ease of Harvest: Difficult
  • Typical Yield: 1100 - 1700 kg/hectare
  • Wilt Sensitivity: Tolerant
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance: Resistant
  • Downy Mildew Resistance: Susceptible
  • Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Tolerant

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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Prima Donna

Bred at Wye College in 1995 originally introduced to the commercial market as First Gold, Prima Donna is the produce of cross-pollination of WGV with a dwarf male. Prima Donna has many of Goldings flavour characteristics but with a higher Alpha acid at 7 to 9%, it crops with a large number of medium sized cones. The hop gives a rich citrus character with flavours described as orange peel and dried apricot producing a well balanced bitterness and fruity, slightly spicy note in ales. Prima Donna has excellent aroma qualities and much of the flavour characteristics of WGV, it has proven success in stronger flavoured summer beers and IPAs. The variety is very suitable as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all types of beer.

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