Comet - Field Grade
An early version of the “C” type citrusy hop. A vigorous American heirloom variety. It is an all-purpose hop used for bittering or as late additions to bring out the strong citrusy flavors. Result of a cross of English “Sunshine” X wild Utah male around 1962- (10 years prior to Cascade). A potent high-oils hop with “raspy” or “wild” bitterness; similar to Brewers Gold. 24-40”sidearms. Substitute: Galena, Summit. Emerges in spring bright yellow and green up somewhat as the bines mature...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: 11.3%, Betas 4.6%, cohumulone 41%, total oils 1.4-3.3ml/100g, myrcene 40-65%,
- Aroma: unique zesty grapefruit, with pineapple & orange notes.
- Yield: good 1700- 2000+ lbs/ acre reported
- Maturity: medium to late
- Storage stability: good / very good
- Beer styles: American Ales, IPAs, Lagers, Sour & Lambic styles
- Grower notes: Vigorous grower, medium-sized elongated cones, above average resistance to mildews and pests. 36-40” in-row spacing. The natural light yellow growth often makes growers think it is deficient in nutrients. Relatively easy hop to grow.
- Trellis type: 12x42
- 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.