The Sorachi Ace variety
Originally produced by the Sapporo Brewery in Hokkaido, Japan, in the mid-1980s, it was resurrected in the US in 2006. Sorachi Ace is a UFO in the world of hops, and its genetics are certainly a factor! It is a cross between Saaz, Brewer’s Gold and BeiKei No. 2. Sorachi Ace is considered excellent in many styles of beer, especially those who desire a coconut, lemon flavour. Some brewers have found flavours of orange, coriander, dill and oak.
If you want more details about this variety, you can find it on the ListeHoublon.fr website !
Advantages of pot planting
The potted hop plant has the advantage of developing more quickly than the bare root, because the roots and rootlets are already in their substrate and only need water at the start.
If you are still looking to convince yourself to grow hops at home, take a look at the article5 reasons to grow hop at home !
A plant in pot can produce up to 400g per plant in the third year. Veillez aux conditions de plantation, à la qualité et la profondeur de sol, ainsi qu’à une irrigation régulière.