Native Region: European cultivar
Humulus lupulus 'Hallertauer'
Zone Range: 4-10
Preferred Climate: Full to semi sun; well draining humus rich soil.
A German cultivar with a Alpha Acid content of 3.5-5.5%. Classed as a noble hops, its famous for its spicy, herbal flavor and great aroma. Traditionally used in lagers and German ales. A herbaceous perennial vine with dark green leaves on a very dramatic plant that is not very easily forgotten. Very robust and like all hops, it is disease free & vigorous with it easily growing 6 inches (15cm) a day. Will spread eventually via rhizomes. Needs to climb. Short bristly hairs can cause contact dermatitis in some people, so wear long sleeves when working/harvesting the plant. Bambi proof.
Alpha acid content varies depending on soil type, fertility and harvest timing. These are huge roots grown for a full year from division and not a simple slip of rhizome freshly dug. Please check to see if you need a phytosanitary certificate to import into your country. Canadian customers need not to do this since we are based in Canada.
This bare root offering is one robust rhizome piece with at least 4 'spouted eyes' and good roots as most are from last year's divisions. I seat plants that attain: dig a deep hole and sift the soil using a coarse heavy duty metal hardware screen into a wheel barrow. Amend the soil with compost, greensand, alfalfa, and some bone meal (no lime!). Mix well. Dump and pack of the amended soil back in the hole but leave enough room for the root system. Seat your plant, pack more soil around the roots until its properly seated with the 'eye buds' just under the soil. Mulch well and water. Provide water until the plant is established in a few years. Don't prune! When unpacking your plant set them in a bucket of water for a few minutes while you are preparing the transplant hole. When seating your roots, make sure it has adequate room to grow as it will climb. Seat so the roots are spread or fanned out in the transplant hole and the 'eye sprouts' are placed just below the soil surface. These sprouts are very brittle, so care must be taken when handling. Depending on the root you receive you may seat it vertically or horizontally.