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COLEGATE HOP PLANTS

Colegate is an English hop used for bittering darker beers. No longer commercially grown for brewing but highly prized for decorative & ornamental purposes being hardy and able to grow in any type of soil to create a fast growing cover for arbours, trellis' & pergolas.
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COLEGATE

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
ALPHA 5-6.5%
DECORATIVE / HARDY ORNAMENTAL / HORTICULTURAL RELEASE

FLAVOUR

Colegate is used sparingly for the intense bitterness of the hop flowers but is no longer commercially grown for brewing. It was traditionally used to bitter dark ales like mild, porter & stout.

Bass and Allsopp preferred Goldings from East and Mid Kent. They were the best quality hops, using them in high-quality Pale Ales. Whereas Barclay & Perkins preferred Colegates for their Porter. 

HISTORY: 

This variety was grown in the clay soils of Kent and Sussex and was the mother of Fuggle. Colegate's have almost gone out of cultivation. The Colegate hop is thoroughly hardy and adapted for growth on damp heavy soils.

"The Colgate, raised from a wild hop by Mr D. Colegate of Chevening in 1805, is a small narrow hop, square in section, with thin pale petals and a coarse flavour. It was the last hop to ripen, not being ready to pick until October, for which reason it was expensive to grow and has been practically abandoned. Really ripe samples were, however, of quite good quality." H Lloyd Hind, Brewing Science and Practice, Vol 1, 1938

USE FOR: 

• DARK ALES
• DECORATION
• ARBOURS
• TRELLIS
• PERGOLAS
• GAZEBO

GROWTH/YIELD: 

Colegate is an English hop no longer grown for brewing but highly prized for decorative & ornamental purposes being a vigorous grower and having the ability to do well on any soil type, creating a fast cover for arbours, trellis' & pergolas. It does need watering and feeding on a regular basis in hot weather to look it's best. The hops are long and narrow in form, and very late ripening. The bines are slender and the leaves deeply serrated. 

• PRICE: $30.00 PER PLANT (+ GST + TRACKED POSTAGE) •
• FOR SALE IN NZ ONLY •
• SHIPPING SPRING 2020 • 

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