Columbus (aka CTZ) - Field Grade
A high yielding triploid hybrid variety with super high alpha acids & oils. High bittering qualities; used primarily for dry hopping. Grows well in hot, dry climates; but susceptible to mildews in humid conditions. There is some evidence that Columbus, Zeus, and Tomahawk are very closely related. Has brewing characteristics quite similar to Centennial; but stronger....Read More
Each item is one complete dormant crown, or a field-ready plant, depending on time of year: a plant that is a minimum of 1 growing season old with a well developed root system with multiple breaks taken from healthy vigorous stock. It is professional quality and since it is a live rooted plant, it offers the best chance of successfully growing and producing your favorite varieties of hops.
- Alpha acids: 14-17%
- Aroma: strong, sharp and citrusy, herbal, resinous
- Yield: Very high 2400-3000lbs/acre
- Maturity: mid to late
- Storage stability: no info
- Grower notes: Grows well, climbs well, can throw sterile male flowers when stressed; which can reduce total yields. Low resistance to mildews and mites. More clustered, dense cone set than Zeus. Tolerant of heat and alkaline soil types; grows well in sandy soils if properly fertilized. Dense tight cones must be dried carefully or they will mold quickly.
- Fully rooted plant - NOT a rhizome. A rhizome is a part of a hop plant's root system that grows horizontally underground putting out shoots.
*Actual plant sizes may vary between varieties. Pictures depict plants shipped at different times of the year; actively growing, or dormant and are for reference only.