This year’s hop setts have arrived just in time to coincide with the arrival of storm Doris tomorrow! That will probably delay planting for 24 hours, but we planted several out today and the rest are now safely bedded-in until Doris passes. I love baby hops and as always these setts from Stephen Wright are superbly grown.
We have the more popular varieties already growing which we wanted to bulk up, but also 2 ‘brand new to us’ varieties for the home brewer to try. Hopefully these new additions to our range for 2017 harvest will whet a few appetites; well certainly enough to give them a try in a brew.
There should also be 2 Heritage varieties on offer this year. But I will wait until closer to harvest to select which two will be listed.
This year’s 2 new additions to our range are Willamette and Perle. I am now really looking forward to seeing how they grow this season.
Snow drops are out, a few early daffodils along sunny banks and the hellebores are as stunning as ever. This year’s hop setts have arrived, hurray Spring is not far off.