Clean Hop Transplant Early Order Sale
(Expires on March 31, 2018)
This is the third year that Grow More Hops has offered clean hop transplants propagated by Eric & Tammy Anderson of St. Croix Valley Hops in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Today we are going to tell you more about clean hops, how to purchase them from us and save money at the same time.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of “clean” hops, our hop transplants originate from mother plants screened and purchased from either the USDA’s Clean Plant Network or the University of Wisconsin’s Clean Plant Program. These plants are screened for the five major hop viruses viroids: hop stunt viroid, hop latent virus, apple mosaic virus, hop mosaic virus and American hop latent virus as well as hop downy mildew.
Which Hop Variety or Varieties Should You Plant?
First, you must know your customer. Are you growing hops for your own brew kettle or a commercial craft brewer? If you are supplying a craft brewer or brewers, you must have a home for the varieties that you plant. Although Cascade is the most popular variety, your customer may need Magnum or some other variety for their recipes. Second, consider agronomic traits like disease resistance. Downy mildew is the dominant hop disease, but powdery mildew is raising its ugly head. Even though you are using a well thought out pest management program, genetic resistance to these pests are critical for your success as a hop grower. Third, what varieties fit into your long-term plan as a hop grower? Where do you want your hop-growing operation to be in 5 to 10 years?
Where should you purchase your hop genetics?
Obviously, if Grow More Hops doesn’t offer you the variety that you prefer, you should consider another supplier. If you don’t see your variety on our list, please let us know. We may be able to find a clean source for you of that variety. You should always insist on planting hops that have been screened for the 5 major hop viruses & viroids as well as hop downy mildew. If you purchase rhizomes, you probably won’t be able to do that. Check to see where the propagator is located. We are proud that our plants are grown in Wisconsin, not the Pacific Northwest. Always consider customer service when purchasing hop genetics. We stand behind our plants with a Healthy Plant Guarantee (see details on growmorehops.com).
Early Order hop transplant Discount Program
5% Off of your total plant order (there is no discount on shipping) when orders are placed by 3/31/2018.
Non-refundable deposit of $1/plant is required to reserve your order.
Full payment of order balance is due 30 days from the date of your order.