HOP PLANTS FOR SALE


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RESERVE ORDERS START AUGUST EACH YEAR
SHIPPING STARTS OCTOBER EACH YEAR

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We sell fully-rooted one and two year old hop plants. Most of our hop plants are grown in previous seasons and available for shipping when they break dormancy from OCTOBER each year. 
  • Some of the newer varieties may be current season plants. 
  • Our online shop opens for reserve orders in AUGUST
  • Different varieties of hops break dormancy at different times. Therefore, depending on the weather, the following shipping estimates apply:
  • Cascade, Tangerine Dream® (Brand WTD 005™), Fuggle, Colegate, Old Golding, Kent Golding, Halla®, Smooth Cone, Sticklebract shipping starts 1st week October
  • Green Bullet, Orange Sunrise® (Brand WKA 006™), Kortegast's Hokitika™, Saaz,  shipping starts 3rd week or end October.
  • Mount Hood, Liberty, WDR 495™, Golden Hop shipping starts begining of November.
  • Keep in mind we prefer to ship complete orders and send them out on Monday each week (except public holidays) from October to December. The online shop closes in mid December.
  • For commercial orders of 7 or more hops please email us via the contact page for a direct debit invoice.
  • Hop plants are perennial and take 3 years to mature and reach full production. The plants will go dormant in the Winter, regrow from their roots every year in Spring and produce hops for many decades. We have seen plants in the Sth. Canterbury and the West Coast still growing and producing hops after over 100 years.
  • Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER and be the first to know when plants are available for advance order and when new varieties are released.

HOP PICKING COMMENCED

Posted 16th March 2019
We have picked Cascade, Tangerine Dream®, Orange Sunrise®, Halla®, Green Bullet, Hokitika®, Saaz & Sticklebract so far. 

NEW BEER RECIPES ADDED

Posted 6th March 2019
Recipes for Golden Ale and Blonde Ale using Liberty, Tangerine Dream®, Orange Sunrise® & Cascade hops have been added.

ARE MY HOPS READY TO PICK?

Posted 28th February 2019
PLEASE READ OUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO DISCOVER HOW TO TELL IF YOUR HOPS ARE READY TO PICK

ARE MY HOPS DRY? 

Posted 28th February 2019
PLEASE READ OUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO DISCOVER HOW TO TELL IF YOUR HOPS ARE DRY & READY FOR STORAGE

HOP SELF SUFFICIENCY

Posted 26th February 2019
With 17 hop varieties currently available, the NZ home brewer can become self sufficient with Tangerine Dream®, Sticklebract & Green Bullet providing high alpha for bittering while all available varieties provide a wide selection of aroma & flavour contributions.

CONE DEVELOPMENT

Posted 26th February 2019

Tangerine Dream® making lupulin and nearing picking time. Cascade & Orange Sunshine® about a week behind in cone development

KORTEGAST'S HOKITIKA® HOP

Posted 26th February 2019
Kortegast's Hokitika® trade mark approved. We hope that it will help to promote the wonderful historic Westland area.

A HOP PLANT FOR GARDEN DECORATION

Posted 26th February 2019
Golden Daze™ is a spectacular climber with gold foliage when grown in full sun. Grow it on an arbour, trellis or pergola. Flowers not used for brewing 

CONES FORMING

Posted 7th February 2019
Cones on Tangerine Dream® have reached about 50% of mature size with Cascade at about 35%. Cones on Orange Sunrise® and Fuggle starting to form with all varieties now in flower.

GET READY FOR WET HOP BEER

Posted 31st January 2019
Wet hops are freshly harvested and have not yet been dried or processed. These can be used for home brewing beer, but you need to make some adjustments to your recipe when using wet hops.
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Halla®

Posted 26th December 2018
Hallertauer Helles™ is now renamed Halla®



NEW HOPS FOR 2019

Posted 22nd December 2018
We have new hop varieties available in limited quantities for Spring 2019. MT. HOOD (USA), LIBERTY (USA), WDR 495 (NZ), SAAZ (CZ), GOLDEN DAZE™ (EU)

Orange Sunrise®

Posted 16th December 2018
WKA 006™ is now named Orange Sunrise® (Brand WKA 006)

Tangerine Dream®

Posted 9th December 2018
WTD 005®™ is now named Tangerine Dream® (Brand WTD 005)

RADIO INTERVIEW

Posted 23 November 2018
Radio interview by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes with Trevor Courtney about hops, saffron, apples and more on RNZ National Country Life.

UK NATIONAL HOP COLLECTION

Posted 23 November 2018
Trevor Courtney & Peter Darby at the UK hop collection near Faversham, Kent, home of Shepherd Neame, Britain's Oldest Brewer

NEW VARIETIES FOR SPRING 2019

MOUNT HOOD

NEW: Mount Hood is an American bred cultivar similar to a Hallertau or Hersbrucker. It features a pleasant noble hop aroma and imparts a flavor “punch”. Made available by Plant & Food Research for home brewers to enjoy. Available in limited quantities in Spring 2019. Use for German Lager, Pilsner, Belgian ales, Kölsh. Shipping late Oct/early Nov

LIBERTY

NEW: Popular USA lager hop, born in 1983, half-sister to Crystal and Mt. Hood. It originates from Hallertau Mittelfrüher and a disease resistant German aroma male. Made available by Plant & Food Research for home brewers to enjoy. Available in limited quantities in Spring 2019. Use for German Lager, Pilsner, Belgian ales, Kölsh. Shipping late Oct/early Nov

SAAZ

NEW: The world famous pilsner hop used in Czech beers. Available Spring 2019. Use fpr German Lager, Pilsner, Belgian, Pale Ale.

WDR 495™

NEW: A NZ original not grown commercialy with typical kiwi zing to spice up your Pale Ale & IPA. Available in limited quantities in Spring 2019. Use fpr IPA, Pilsner, Pale Ale. Shipping late Oct/early Nov

GOLDEN DAZE™

NEW: GOLDEN DAZE™ DECORATIVE HOP FOR ARBOURS, TRELLIS & PERGOLAS
This golden hop is a spectacular climber with lime green/gold foliage when grown in full sun. Grow it on an arch or pergola, where its self twining habit means you do not need to tie it up. Available in limited quantities Spring 2019. Not used for brewing. Shipping late October/early November

CURRENT VARIETIES FOR 2019

TANGERINE DREAM®

BRAND WTD 005: A proprietry NZ cultivar with a big yield of large cones early in the season. Great for Pale Ales, IPA's & Hoppy Pilsners.
RUBY GRAPEFRUIT /  STRAWBERRY / HONEY DEW MELON / COCONUT / CREME CARAMEL.

ORANGE SUNSHINE®

BRAND WKA 006: Very beautiful looking plant with prolific hop yield, ORANGE FLAVOUR with large cones. Add to Pale Ale & IPA hop blends or use as a late addition in Pilsner. looks good as a decorative hop over patios & pergolas.
ORANGE

CASCADE

The classic American hop made famous by Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Accounts for 17% of all hops grown in the USA. GRAPEFRUIT / CITRUS / VIOLETS / BLACK PEPPER

HALLA®

(Previously sold as Hallertauer Helles™) Grown from seed from an open pollination between a Hallertau Mittelfrüher female and a European male. Traditional Lager/Pilsner hop.
NOBLE / FLORAL / SPICE / HERBAL / TOBACCO

KORTEGAST'S HOKITIKA®

In the 1860s Kortegasts Brewery opened on the banks of the Hokitika River brewing porter, ale and cordials. In the 1880s WCJ Kortegast established his own hop gardens with a variety imported from Europe.

GREEN BULLET

A NZ heritage variety used in Steinlager Classic and Parrot Dog Lager. Used in the USA & Europe for IPA and Pale Ale.
RAISIN / FRUIT

FUGGLE

The mother of Cascade, Williamette & Styrian Goldings, the quintisential English hop used in most English Pale Ales, IPA's, Porters & Stouts.
SPICY / WOODY / FRUITY

STICKLEBRACT

An NZ heirloom alpha hop that delivers solid bitterness. Used as a late addition it delivers pine and citrus aroma characters, similar to Simcoe
PINE / CITRUS

OLD GOLDING

This hop was found growing in the West Coast ghost town of Waiuta. It has been identified by the synonyms Bumford, Late Red, Old Golding and is botanically identical to Golding ripening later in the season.
LAVENDER / SPICE / HONEY

KENT GOLDING

Golding has an aroma profile of lavender, spice, honey and thyme. Flavor is earthy with a honey-like character. The quintessential English hop for ales and pale ales.
LAVENDER / SPICE / HONEY

COLEGATE

Colegate's hop is hardy and adapted for growth on damp heavy soils. When allowed to ripen, the cones are rich in lupulin and the aroma is very English.
TOBACCO / SPICE / HONEY

SMOOTH CONE

Smooth Cone Hops were developed in New Zealand in the early 1960's. It is a cross between California Cluster & open pollination and had its glory years in the 1960's & 1970's.

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