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There is no list of varieties suitable for your specific conditions, use your instincts, and use the cultivar chart to help you. Here.

Varieties that win every time: Cascade, Brewers Gold, Northern Brewer, Pearl, Yeoman, Glacier, Magnum, Nugget.

In spring (like potatoes) or autumn (like trees): favour bucket plants for the autumn, bare roots for the whole year. Hops will survive the frost if planted at the right depth (the crown must be completely covered) and straw (brf, shavings, straw...).

Everywhere! (but not just any variety) the hop is a climbing plant that can grow on a fence or in hedges, but for an optimal and easier harvest, we advise you to climb the liana around a string (nylon, twine, hemp...) in a sunny place.

All hop plants sold on our site are female plants, the only form that produces hop flowers for brewing, herbal teas, decoration and pharmacology. 

The plants sold on HOPSTOCK come from the farm or European countries and are equipped with EPP (European Phyto-Sanitary Passport) or originate from France and therefore comply with specifications that guarantee good propagation practices.
However, there is no "health certification" guaranteeing the total absence of hop viruses, diseases or viroids.

There are more than 250 hop cultivars commercialized in the world, of which about 50 are "protected" by a Varietal Variety Certificate or Patent. 
These are cultivars resulting from a varietal research program funded by growers or private companies. 

Production licences may be obtained by professional hop growers if they comply with more or less strict specifications. This is the case in particular for the Alsatian varieties Mistral, Aramis or Triskel, for which licences are issued by the Comptoir Agricole, in return for royalties per kg of dry hops produced. 

For more information, we recommend the article fromHappy Beer Time

A hop plant reaches full maturity at three years of age, followed by 20 good years of vigorous production, then the plant will begin a slow decline. However, some hop plants have kept their vines for up to 50 years!

Dried hops are subject to E.U certification if they are intended to be sold, this procedure is explained in the article 1850/2006 of EU Commission. Here.

 

To make a living from hop growing, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with this plant by planting several plants of several species in different conditions and follow its evolution until the harvest before committing yourself to a more ambitious project.
If you would like to join a hop association, there may be one in your area! 

The plants are not organic, but this does not prevent your certification: hops are not included in the list of "organic" hops.semences biologiques" because there are no suppliers in Europe. Therefore, it can benefit from derogations granted by the certifying body if you have an attestation of non-availability of organic hops (REGULATION (EC) No 834/2007).

Send us an email after your order to ask us!

Edouard HOP

Technical and marketing manager
After a degree in Marketing and a stay at the Ministry of Agriculture, Edouard founded the association Houblons de France in 2015 and set up "Houblon de la Motte", an experimental hop farm in Flanders in 2017.
TEL : 07 56 82 22 32.

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