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Grow Your Own Hops... Organically!

1 rhizome: $8
2- 4 rhizomes: $6 ea
5-9 rhizomes: $5 ea
10 or more: $4 ea
Must be same type & origin for discount!

Hop Rhizomes: Certified Organic in 2011!

Rhizomes are available in the spring, from early March to mid April. We offer them on a pre-sale basis starting in mid February. The hop rhizomes we sell come from farms in the United States that currently grow certified organic hops, and are USDA certified organic.

Rhizomes are the best way to produce strong, healthy, female plants. The female plants produce the hop flowers that are used for brewing. Hops (Humulus lupulus) grow well in temperate climates and prefer lots of sunlight and water. They are a climbing vine plant that can reach lengths of up to 18 feet. Hops are a perennial that grow back from the rhizome each spring and die back to the crown in the fall. Most varieties do not produce flowers in the first year, but will produce hops for many years if properly cared for.

All rhizomes ordered include a basic set of instructions. You can also visit our hop growing tips page. For more detailed information, refer to the books suggested below.

The rhizomes arrive in late March or early April each year. All orders will ship as soon as the rhizomes arrive. Pre-orders are strongly recommended to have the best choice of rhizomes.. All pre-sales are pre-paid: your credit card will be charged at the time you place the order, not at delivery time. This policy allows us to ship the rhizomes immediately upon arrival so you recieve the freshest possible root stock. Your purchase will be refunded in full if a crop failure prevents delivery. Please read our terms of sale before making a purchase.

Currently Available:

Cascade (Grown in CA, CO, ID or WA): Renowned for its flowery citrus aroma. Typical alpha range is 5 to 7%.

Chinook (Grown in CA or CO): A rich herbal bittering hop. Typical alpha range is 12- 14%.

Centennial (Grown in ID): Citrusy, floral character, popular aroma hop. Averages 5 to 7% alpha.

Willamette (Grown in CO): Good flavor hop with woody, earthy characteristics. Averages 4 to 6% alpha. Very limited supply!

Origin: Growing Climate: Expected Ship date:
CA Warm/coastal March 1
CO Cool climate, high elevation March 30
ID Cool March 15
WA Wet coastal March 1


Keeping Hop Rhizomes Alive & Healthy Before Planting:

The living hop rhizomes you recieve must be treated with care to ensure health and viability. We take every precaution to make sure the rhizomes arrive in prime growing condition. Please store carefully if you will not be able to plant the rhizomes right away. Keep rhizomes in original packing material in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. Make sure the rhizomes do not dry out, and do not allow them to get too wet, which could cause rot. Keeping a damp paper towel in the bag with the rhizomes is a good way to maintain a moisture balance. Stored this way the rhizomes can remain viable for planting for up to 90 days.

More info about growing hops

Suggested Reading

The Homebrewer's Garden
A well written account of how to grow hops, barley, & brewing herbs. Also covers natural pest control and organic gardening methods. Contains many unique recipes, and even has a section on malting your own grains. By Joe & Dennis Fisher, 176 pp

Homegrown Hops
A good all around guide to growing your own hops, includes information about drying and storing hops, and setting up a trellis for hop plants to climb. By David R. Beach, 103pp


Hop Rhizome Terms of Sale

Please make sure you are happy with the quality of the rhizomes you have purchased. We are not responsible for damage or loss resulting from insects, rodents, or other pests, disease, freezing, or improper storage of the rhizomes. We have taken every reasonable precaution to ensure a fresh, properly stored root stock, however due to many factors beyond our control we do not offer a guarantee that the rhizome will grow. We will not accept returns of rhizomes unless you are not happy with how the rhizomes appear upon arrival and contact us within 3 business days of the delivery date and they are shipped back to us within 5 business days of receipt. Rhizomes may not be exchanged for different ones. Shipping charges are not refundable.

For assistance or other information, please contact us: 800-768-4409



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