Vista Hop (Humulus lupulus ‘Vista’)

Vista Hop

  • Late Season
  • Bittering Hop
  • Can Also Be Used for Aroma
  • Compact Cones Feature Dark Yellow Lupulin
  • High Alpha Acid Content
  • Versatile
  • Dual Purpose Hops for American Style Craft Beer
  • Bine Performs Well in Hot, Dry Areas
  • Disease Resistant
  • USDA Introduction

Grow your own Chinook Hops (Humulus lupulus ‘Chinook’) for a hearty boost of up to 14% alpha acid. Use it to prepare exceptional home brewed American Pale Ales, Stout, IPA, Porter, Brown and even Amber.

No one can ignore the power of Chinook. People use it by itself as both bittering and flavor type, and Chinook is often blended with finishing hop varieties or as a dry hop.

Pine resin, citrus, herb and smoke flavors combine in this modern hop. Known as a super alpha, Chinook Hops truly take your recipe to the next level.

Harvest sticky, compact cones late in the season. Released in 1985 by the USDA breeding program, Chinook Hop is a healthy perennial bine that comes back year after year.

Tightly-packed clusters of cones decorate this beautiful long plant. Get used to compliments and questions about Chinook as it also delivers large-scale ornamental value.

Home brewmasters across the United States are filled with passion for this exciting hobby. Add homegrown Hops to your brews for a fantastic lift.

Hobby farms can sell online or to local microbreweries. Chinook Hops are very popular and our expertly grown inventory will go quickly.

How to Use Chinook Hops in the Landscape

Hops grow very tall, and require plenty of sunshine and air circulation. They grow trained up on a sturdy trellis or a system of poles and twine.

Create orchard rows to go into full production. Or, keep things effective on small space gardens with a hedgerow spaced at least 40 inches apart on center.

This narrow vertical treatment also creates visual screens. Could you think of a place or two on your property you’d like to have more privacy?

Hide an old shed, or use in sunny side yards. In a funky neighborhood, you could even carve out a private spot to enjoy in your front yard…akin to a Mediterranean-style courtyard.

Hop trellis also casts useful shade during the heat of summer. Why not plant a row of Chinook Hops on the south side of your outdoor kitchen?

You’ll gain an instant conversation starter, too. People are curious about this plant and the process of brewing!

Set tall poles in concrete footings and string twine from the top down to a ground level stake. Maximize space by growing plants up on three sides of each pole in a pyramid.

Consider this plant as a garden feature. Fragrant flowers add to the ornamental appeal, and the hardscape adds year-round structure.

Carefully plan out your Hops in a creative way to maximize space for your family and friends. You’ll feel so proud to harvest your own fresh hops.

These days, people crave this kind of personal closeness to their food and drink. Chinook Hops help deliver an incredible “ground to glass” experience.

Even if you’re not a beer craftsman, you’ll still enjoy growing Chinook Hops. Let it scramble up a gazebo or pergola or along a fence for beautiful and quick coverage.

On larger properties, intersperse Hop bines with Grape vines. Add to an Edible Landscape as part of a greater goal to boost your food security.

Tips for Care

Because late-season Chinook Hops are high in alpha acids, work quickly to harvest, dry and bag them for cold storage. Hops are ripe once the sticky cones spring back after a gentle squeeze.

Plant them in at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. The roots won’t tolerate wet soil for long, so ensure they get a well-drained planting site.

Give a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Cover the base of the plant with mulch to keep the temperature low.

Each year, encircle the young plants clockwise around the trellis. Look after your Hops bines for best results.

Although Chinook is generally disease resistant, some like to add a schedule of protective early treatments. In addition, some Hops growers like to remove the lower leaves at ground level once the plant is 10 feet tall to increase air flow at ground level.

Vista Hop (Humulus lupulus ‘Vista’) Details

Common name Vista Hop
Botanical name Humulus lupulus 'Vista'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Fast
Height 15-20 ft.
Width 3-6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Green