Hops, Beer Hops, Common Hops Humulus lupulus

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Botanical Name:

Humulus lupulus

Family:

Cannabaceae

Genus:

Humulus

Species:

lupulus

Common Name:

Hops, Beer Hops, Common Hops

Height:
18-20 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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  • Humulus lupulus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Humulus lupulus (common hop or hop) is a species of flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family, native to Europe, western Asia and North America. It is a dioecious, perennial, herbaceous climbing plant which sends up new shoots in early spring and dies back to a cold-hardy rhizome in autumn. Strictly speaking it is a bine rather than a vine, using its own shoots to act as supports for new growth.
* H. lupulus is the main ingredient of many beers, and as such is widely cultivated for use by the brewing industry. The fragrant flower cones impart bitterness and flavor, and also have preservative qualities. H. lupulus contains myrcene, humulene, xanthohumol, myrcenol, linalool, tannins, and resin. more...
* The dried flowering heads of female plants are used as a flavouring and preservative in beer. They are also medicinal. more...
* A quick-growing, not to say rampant vine, can be pruned as a shrub, usually grown on a trellis for commercial production of the hops used in beer making, hops are produced on female plants, native to Eurasia, has escaped in the U.S.
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov