List of dwarf hop varieties?

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List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by seymour » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:22 pm

I don't know much about dwarf hop varieties (sometimes also called hedge varieties?)

Of course, I know the most popular one is First Gold (same thing sold as Prima Donna at garden centers, for some reason.)

Summit is another popular one, though it's technically only "semi-dwarf."

I've also heard of Hilary and Herald being used in the UK in the past, but it sounds like they may no longer be grown at all.

Surely there are more varieties. Can anyone list more? Any info about their brewing properties?

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by 6470zzy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:35 pm

Summit
First Gold
Pioneer
Herald

Those are the only ones that I know of.

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by boingy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:53 pm

They are also known as Hedgerow Hops so googling that might be more fruitful.

Murphy's list a few, many on a theme of girls names:

http://www.murphyandson.co.uk/BrewingAr ... pSpecs.htm

I've used Boadicea and Susan in the past but I had no idea they were dwarf. Neither of them stood out particularly but they both made nice beer.

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by Eadweard » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:55 pm

Boadicea
Sovereign
Sussex
I wouldn't be surprised if Endeavour is too.

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by Clibit » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Pilot is another I believe.

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by seymour » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:54 pm

Good stuff, thanks everyone! Several of these, I had heard of but had no idea they were dwarf varieties. Keep 'em coming, and I'll keep updating this particular post as a master list.
  • Dwarf/Hedgerow Hops:
    Boadicea
    Endeavour
    First Gold
    Gill
    Hilary
    Herald
    Irene/XG38
    Jeanette
    Jenny
    Joan
    Kate/SW199
    Pilot/ROS
    Pioneer, "semi-dwarf"
    Ruth
    Sovereign
    Summit, "semi-dwarf"
    Susan/93-50
    Sussex
    TA-200

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by Clibit » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:24 pm

I think TA200 is Sovereign. According to this it is...

http://www.brew-dudes.com/category/hops/page/4

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by scuppeteer » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:35 pm

Eadweard wrote:Sussex
You sure about that Ed? How come the one out the back of the brewery is 15ft tall? :?
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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by Eadweard » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:02 pm

You're doing better than Peter Cyster then! http://www.britishhops.org.uk/sussex-hop/

It won a prize this year in the dwarf hop category.

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by saintmatty » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:41 am

Bumping this thread from 2013! Here is a list of English dwarf hops.

Pioneer
Herald
Pilot
Sovereign
Minstrel
Beata
Endeavour
Boadicea
Archer
First Gold

Sussex is not a dwarf. Herald seems to largely be out of production but I know of at least one grower who harvested some last year.

Does anyone have a list of dwarf hops (I think Jenny and Ruth were two of them) that were briefly around over 10 years ago?

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by Northern Brewer » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:50 pm

First Gold/Primadonna is the only one you're likely to see as rhizomes.

Across the pond the ADHA has developed several :

Azacca
Jarrylo
Pekko
Summit
ADHA 1940

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Re: List of dwarf hop varieties?

Post by saintmatty » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:57 pm

I believe the American ones can be grown as taller plants too. Every time I see ADHA I think of ADHD!

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