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The Hop

Our chosen hop is Prima Donna (otherwise known as First Gold) which is a dwarf variety most suited for growing in gardens and large containers. It usually grows to an approximate height of 2 to 2.5 metres and can easily trail across a trellis or wall. You can visit the British Hop Association to find out further information about First Gold. www.britishhops.org.uk/varieties/first-gold

Planting of new hops usually starts in mid/late February and continues until the end of March. Obviously, timings can vary according to weather conditions.

For full growing instructions please click here. Hop Planting Guide (PDF)

We keep in touch with members with regular updates which are sent out throughout the growing year to give you advice and to keep you updated on how other growers are getting on. Feel free to get in touch any time if you have any questions/problems.

You can also check out our Facebook Group page: DealHopFarm

Community hop harvest
Walmer Castle hop harvest
Walmer Castle hop picking
Community hop harvest