Centennial Hops Plant (Humulus lupulus ‘Centennial’)
Centennial Hops Plant
Growing well in an array of regions, with strong resistance to most diseases, the Centennial Hops Plant ticks all the boxes of a must-have fruit tree. Especially since the Centennial helps you brew your own, from-scratch beer!
In fact, the Centennial is known for its high alpha acid content and distinctive flavor with a citrus aroma, making it ideal for home brewing. Homebrewers everywhere are lifting their glasses and celebrating the Centennial Hop Plant for a variety of reasons, starting with its flexibility and adaptability.
A hardy plant, the Centennial can withstand climate differences ranging from arid locations to those with long rainy seasons. From New York to California, no matter where you live, growing this hop gives you an opportunity to put your own spin on quality homemade brews including pale ales, wheat beer, porter-even stout.
Our Hops are fully rooted for at least one growing season. This means you are getting a significant jump-start over starting from a rhizome or planting newly-rooted plants in spring.
Before we ship your Centennial Hops, we give the roots an extra boost of growth before they become dormant. Now, your Hops Plant will be ready to establish quickly.
And though you will need a male and a female variety to get Hops, the entire process is ultra-easy. In its very first spring, your plant will experience vigorous growth and quality hop production!
The only work for you is clicking to order and getting ready to enjoy your own home-brewed beer.
Despite their large size, Hops grow well in containers if provided with a sturdy trellis, abundant water, and ample supplemental nutrients.
Grown in-ground or in a container, Centennial Hops Plants loves full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily).
If you’re planting in a container, select a pot that’s about twice the size of your shipped container, use organic soil, and place your plant with support, like stakes or a trellis.
In the ground, dig a hole that’s about twice the size of your plant’s rootball, place your plant, and backfill the soil. Add stakes or a trellis for support.
Hops love water but only when applied directly to the root system. Water your plants daily directly at their bases in order to keep the soil moist but not over-saturated. In the event of rain, gently shake the excess moisture off of your plant’s leaves.
Hops love fertilizer. Provide your container-grown Hops with a liquid fertilizer diluted to quarter-strength. Start out feeding them with fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen. Then when the first signs of hop cones form, move away from nitrogen-rich fertilizer and use fertilizers that are rich in phosphorus and potassium.
When pruning, be sure your trimming tool has been sterilized for healthy and clean cuts. Prune vines once they begin to outgrow their trellis. Remove foliage from under one foot of growth on the vine.
Harvesting usually begins in the middle of August and continues until the middle of September. Test the cones in order to be sure that it’s time to harvest. To determine the readiness for picking, judge the cones by touch and smell. If the cone is too green, feels damp and soft to the touch on its scales, then it may not be ready. A cone ready for harvest will feel papery and light.
|Centennial Hops Plant
|Humulus lupulus 'Centennial'
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