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Hop Plant 'Progress'

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Humulus lupulus 'progress'

  • Good variety for growing in Kent & Sussex.
  • Produces a lovely English bitter or porter.
  • Beautifully aromatic so lovely for drying and decoration.
  • Grow vertically / require training.

Supplied as a containerised plant approximately 2 feet (60 cm) tall including pot.

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A British variety of hop developed at Wye College in 1951. It was breed to be wilt resistant (a problem that has effected many varieties in the UK) and released for commercial growing in 1964. It is a cross between WGV and OB79 (the Grandfather of Target) and a replacement for Fuggle. Can be suspectible to powdery and downy mildew but has high tolerance to Verticillium Wilt. Progress has had great success being grown in Kent and Sussex.

The hop vines are known as bines and will reach about 25 feet tall, they are traditional grown on strings vertically to about 18 feet but you could also grow them along of fence or similar, it is recommended to grow 2-3 bines each year, but certainly no more than 8, all other growth should be removed. The bines will die back over the Winter (and any growth still there should be removed in late Autumn) and will re-grow from the base of the plant.

The young shoots can be eaten and taste like artichokes or brussel sprouts!

Progress produces a delicious English bitter, stout, Czech Pilsner, Cask ale, pale ale, lighter bitter, wheat beer or porter, it has been used to make Hop Back's Thunderstorm and Wood Brewery's Hopping Mad. This variety of hop has a sweet flavour with subtle bitterness and aromas of grass, floral, mint and earthy. It sometimes has a lime fruit flavour to it. Hops have antibacterial properties which is why they are again becoming more popular in beer making.

Hop flowers are also used to treat arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, diabetes and menopause symptoms because of their anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. You can use them to make tea and 'herb pillows'.

This variety of hop is also aromatic so good for drying and using as decoration as well as making beer!

  • Early / Mid season ripening.
  • Hardy, perennial.
  • Prefers well drained soil.
  • Likes a sunny position.
  • Will grow in most soil types except acidic ones.
  • Train 2-3 bines around vertical strings/poles or similar (it's not recommended to train more than 8).
  • A well rotted horse manure mulch around the surface is recommended.
  • Will reach approximately 25 feet (7.5 metres) tall.
  • Ready to harvest in September.
  • Dry immediately (an airing cupboard works well for this!)
  • Remove all growth above ground late Autumn / Winter.

  • Medicinal Uses
  • To treat anxiety, restleness, tension, sleep disorders.
  • To treat arthritis.
  • Have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Can help ADHD sufferers.

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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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