Columbus Hop Rhizomes
Columbus Hop Rhizomes are available for order now. The rhizomes are harvested in the spring and are typically available for shipment April through June. Orders begin shipping as soon as we receive our stock.
Grows well in dry hot climates. Vigorous but susceptible to mildew diseases. Alpha Acid : 14.5 - 15.5% Pleasant with a somewhat pungent aroma. Comparable to Nugget, Chinook.
Columbus Hop Pellets 1 Rhizome
Used for bittering mainly, good flavor. Columbus Pellet Hops are used in IPA, Pale Ale and Stouts. Columbus is a descendant of Nugget. It is a high alpha variety and is primarily used for bittering purposes. Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk and Zeus.
Aroma: include black pepper, licorice, curry, and subtle citrus.
Origin - USA
- Alpha Acid14.5 - 17.5%
- Beta Acid4.5 - 6%
- Co-humulone28 - 30%
- Total Oil2.5 - 4.5 mL/100g
- B-Pinene0.6 - 1% of total oil
- Myrcene45 - 55% of total oil
- Linalool0.4 - 0.6% of total oil
- Caryophyllene6 - 10% of total oil
- Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
- Humulene9 - 14% of total oil
- Geraniol0.2 - 0.5% of total oil
Hops are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8.
How To Plant Hop Plants:
- Choose the location in which you want to plant your hops. The area you choose will need to get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day and have good drainage.
- Twine for the hops to grow on. (A bine is a climbing plant that climbs by its shoots. It is distinct from a vine, which climbs using tendrils or suckers.)
- Vertical space. The bines may stretch 25 feet or longer into the air. Possible ways to grow your hops are on a tall trellis near your house, or a tall pole using hop twine.
- Planted hops will grow well on an 18-foot trellis and can grow vigorously when limited to 12 - 15 feet of a trellis.
- Prepare soil to be loose and free from large clumps. Remove any debris, such as stones and weeds. Remove all weeds near the root to prevent the weeds from returning. Fertilize the soil with bone meal or blood meal and make sure the soil is loose and worked at a depth of 12 inches or more.
- Create a mound of soil for each rhizome that you will be planting, about 3 feet apart so they have plenty of room to grow.
- If you plan to grow more than one variety of hops, plant the mixed varieties at least 5 feet apart.
- Dig a 4-inch hole in each mound and lay the rhizome into the hole horizontally, with the root side down.
- Loosely pack the soil down over the plant and cover with straw or mulch to prevent weed growth. Keep the soil consistently moist until the vines begin to sprout.
Rhizomes are only available for order in the USA and ship Via USPS. Please check to make sure your State does not have any local restrictions.
- Rhizomes will ship directly from the supplier as soon as they are available (typically mid April).
- We cannot guarantee they will grow so ordering two of each variety desired is optimal to provide greatest chances of success.
- Rhizomes will be shipped through the US Postal Service. Please provide a USPS-deliverable address with these orders. If you have a PO Box address and wish to order rhizomes, please include ONLY rhizomes on that order. Rhizomes are not available for international shipping.
- WA, OR and ID residents please check local restrictions.
- Due to local restrictions, we cannot ship rhizomes to HI or AK.
- Due to government restrictions, we cannot ship rhizomes internationally.
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Based on 2 reviews
The rhizomes arrived in good shape and looked healthy. These were a good value.
I have purchased rhizomes from other places before. These were more substantial in size and had many shoots already coming off the plant when they arrived. From other sources only 50 - 70% resulted in healthy plants. I'm much more confident in these even though I just put them in the ground.