Crakehall Station Hops

Brewing Essentials grown in Yorkshire

We started with hops as a bit of fun after we were told that hops won't grow this far north.
So in 2017 every ready to prove the world wrong we planted 3 varieties Fuggles, Challenger and Brewers Gold. Just one plant of each, we had no idea what would happen and knew very little about hop growing other than we needed vertical poles.
The first year we were not expecting a crop as its a growth year, however we managed a combined harvest of a kilogram.
A successful collaboration with a local brewery (see The Beer) meant we planted more varieties and have had a combined harvest of 4 kilos this year with next years list also featuring Cascade and Centennial being planted.

 

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