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Hops Merkur

Humulus lupulus 'Merkur' - the first mildew-resistant hops

Hops Merkur

#24 How to grow hops on an arch in your garden - part 1

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Product information "Hops Merkur"

Variety: Green-leaved and green-fruited, with aroma and bitter substances, also for tea and beer production
Growth: Medium, 5-7 m, but can be kept at 3m on a climbing frame and will fruit reliably; resistant to mildew, therefore predestined for horticulture
Harvest: Large hops, the plant and fruits are also attractive for a long time in autumn because of the mildew resistance
Lubera garden hops:
Can be used as a solitary plant, at the end of terraces, on an arch or as a screen (hedge). Hops can also green fences, trees and pergolas. For a hedge, plant 2-3 plants per metre. In solitary plantings let two shoots grow; for hedges three to four shoots per plant are ideal. For rose arches, allow one or two shoots from each side to grow; the best selected shoots should be tied to the trellis in the spring; this thus gains time and enable the full structure to grow rapidly.

- Cut back in March to just above the ground, or after the autumn harvest

Hops as a container plant:
- Use large containers, with a diameter of at least 25cm
- Use a good structured, stable substrate or potting soil

Harvesting the seed cones:
- Harvest unfertilised female seed cones from the end of August to mid-September
- The hops are cut off just above the ground. Subsequently, the pins are picked, harvested and dried.

Harvesting hop shoots:
- Mound plant in the spring like asparagus and cover with black foil, so that the plants can  longer form chlorophyll
- The white, light red shoots are cut off and can be used raw or as a vegetable
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period August, September
  • Final height 5m to 7.5m
  • Final width 40cm to 60cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Autumn Colouration shades of yellow
  • Fragrance fragrant
  • Use beds/borders, for containers, for cutting and drying, as a hedge
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour green
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Easy Tip Based on our experience in the variety tests but also in customer service, we have awarded this plant with the title “Lubera Easy Tip”. With this designation, we emphasise only those plants that according to our experience work (almost) everywhere; they are easy to grow and bear fruits or produce flowers quickly and without problems. These are plants that can be enjoyed immediately and without effort once planted.

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#24 How to grow hops on an arch in your garden - part 1

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