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Willamette Hop Rhizome
Willamette Hop Rhizome

Willamette Hop Rhizome

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Willamete Hop Rhizomes
Item Number: 336-0014
Availability: Unavailable until 2022 Season
Feature: Hop Rhizomes
Feature: Plant
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Willamette Hop Rhizome
Grow your own damn hops! Hop rhizomes come from the roots of hop bines. They can be grown in most states including Texas. 

Willamette Hop Rhizomes are available for order now. The rhizomes are harvested in the spring and are typically available for shipment April through June. Orders begin shipping as soon as we receive our stock.

Alpha Acid: 4.0-6.0% Aroma type hop that is a variation of English Fuggle. Excellent for ales and lagers. Mild and pleasant, Slightly spicy, earthy and woody.

Substitutions include Fuggle, Tettnang, Styrian Golding.

Willamette Hop Rhizome

Willamette is a seedling of English Fuggle. Once was the most widely grown aroma variety in the US. It is named after Oregon’s Willamette River which runs through the heart of the state’s hop growing region.

Aroma: include floral, incense, and elderberry.

  • Alpha Acid 4.5 - 6.5%
  • Beta Acid 3 - 4.5%
  • Co-humulone 28 - 32%
  • Total Oil 0.6 - 1.6 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene 0.3 - 0.5% of total oil
  • Myrcene 22 - 32% of total oil
  • Linalool 0.4 - 0.7% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene 12 - 14% of total oil
  • Farnesene 7 - 10% of total oil
  • Humulene 31 - 35% of total oil
  • Geraniol 0.1 - 0.3% of total oil
Commercial beers utilizing Willamette hops include Bell's Best Guess Brown ale and New Belgium's Fat Tire

Hops are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8.

How To Plant Hop Plants:
  • Choose the location in which you want to plant your hops. The area you choose will need to get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day and have good drainage.
  • Twine for the hops to grow on. (A bine is a climbing plant that climbs by its shoots. It is distinct from a vine, which climbs using tendrils or suckers.)
  • Vertical space. The bines may stretch 25 feet or longer into the air. Possible ways to grow your hops are on a tall trellis near your house, or a tall pole using hop twine.
  • Planted hops will grow well on an 18-foot trellis and can grow vigorously when limited to 12 - 15 feet of a trellis.
  • Prepare soil to be loose and free from large clumps. Remove any debris, such as stones and weeds. Remove all weeds near the root to prevent the weeds from returning. Fertilize the soil with bone meal or blood meal and make sure the soil is loose and worked at a depth of 12 inches or more.
  • Create a mound of soil for each rhizome that you will be planting, about 3 feet apart so they have plenty of room to grow.
  • If you plan to grow more than one variety of hops, plant the mixed varieties at least 5 feet apart.
  • Dig a 4-inch hole in each mound and lay the rhizome into the hole horizontally, with the root side down.
  • Loosely pack the soil down over the plant and cover with straw or mulch to prevent weed growth. Keep the soil consistently moist until the vines begin to sprout.
Rhizomes are only available for order in the USA. Please check to make sure your State does not have any local restrictions.