Challenger is an English hop variety bred at Wye in 1972; Challenger is the granddaughter of Northern Brewer. As a columnar hop, it is small and heavily fruiting with a dark coloured stem. This variety tends to crop fairly evenly throughout the length of the plant. Challenger is a dual purpose hop providing the brewing industry with an aroma and alpha acid hop suitable in both lagers and bitters. Challenger is the preferred Hop for Bass Best Bitter. Alpha w/w6.5 - 8.5%.
Challenger hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature. All orders are accepted from December and despatched early in the New Year; this hop plant typically sells out by the summer. We will deliver this rhizome as a bare root hop plant, carefully wrapped in damp moss to ensure it's ready to be planted upon arrival.
Please note, we send bare root hop plants overseas, but we do not offer a replacement or refund if the hop plant fails due to your growing conditions. Hop plants need cold conditions in the winter. Otherwise, they will not grow. Some hop varieties take longer than others to emerge.
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