Northdown

£10.50

Northdown is a dual purpose hop developed at Wye College in the 1970s for resistance to downy mildew. It is the offspring of Northern Brewer and Challenger and an aunt to Target.

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Description

Northdown is a dual purpose hop developed at Wye College in the 1970s for resistance to downy mildew. It is the offspring of Northern Brewer and Challenger and an aunt to Target.

Northdown is a dual purpose hop with a mild flowery, piney flavour with berry and spice notes, and gives a pleasant bitterness. Well suited to heavier beers. Alpha acid 7.5%-9.5%.

Wilt susceptible.

Northdown hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

 

Substitutes: Challenger

Additional information

Origin

UK

Hop plant purpose

Dual

Cone size

Large

Brew style

Blonde Ales

Harvest

Mid season

Hop Plant Care

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information on our Guides & Info page.

  • Hop plants are a hardy perennial, best planted as a bare root during the dormant winter months.
  • Hops like a well drained fertile soil and should be planted in open ground as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the hole is deep and the crown well covered.
  • Mark the spot with a screw peg.
  • Install your support (trellis, coir string) for the plant to climb up before the spring.
  • Small shoots should appear when the weather warms (April)
  • Train the shoots clockwise during May & June.
  • Harvest at the end of August.

Availability & Delivery

Dormant root stock becomes available in late November / December.  Pre-order is available in October.

We will deliver this rhizome as a bare root hop plant, wrapped in damp moss to keep it protected and to prevent it drying.

Delivery is by Royal Mail and can take up to one week.

Please note, while we do send bare root hop plants overseas, we do not offer a replacement or refund if the hop plant fails to arrive.

Hop Plant T&Cs

All of our plants are checked for viability and the presence of new shoots before we send them. We are confident that if you follow our care instructions you will have a happy hop plant.  Do keep in mind that your plant will not reach its full growth potential until the third season, after it has put down roots and got established.  In the event that your plant is not successful please get in touch here.

Overseas Customers: There is no refund/replacement policy for overseas deliveries that are not delivered or fail to grow. We cannot guarantee that your plants will not be seized or delayed at customs.