Not just for brewing
Columbus Hops vine
Not just for brewing
- Make your own beer with these easy-to-grow hops
- Great for bitter ales and American IPAs
- Young bines can be eaten fresh in salads or cooked like asparagus
- Ornamental, vigorous vining plant
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Columbus Hops is a vigorous, high-yielding vine that beer brewers love, particularly for bitter ales and American IPA beers. The young vines can be eaten fresh in salads or prepared as you would asparagus. The flowers make lovely arrangements fresh or dried. Try tucking the dried flowers under pillows or brewing as a tea to aid with sleep! Columbus Hops is often used medicinally for its antiviral, antioxidant properties, too. Use arbors or fences to support it, since this vine can grows between 10-20' tall. The female cultivar bears large flowers, resembling cones, with super high alpha acids and oils. Zones 3-8. Not available in ID, OR, WA.
- Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus 'Columbus'
- Season: Spring
- Sun/Shade: Full sun.
- Height: 10 - 20 feet.
- Spacing: 3 1/2 feet apart in rows 7 feet apart.
- Zone: 3-8
- Spread: 1 feet.
- Foliage: Attractive deeply lobed green leaves.
- Depth: 3-4 inches deep.
- Yield: High yielding.
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, sandy loam soil with a pH of 6-7.5.
- Growth Rate: Can grow up to one foot per day.
- Pruning: Cut off the first growth of bines (vines). Three to four weeks later more vigorous bines (vines) will grow. Once the hops cones are harvested, cut the bines (vines) 2 feet from the ground. Keep the bottom growth which will make the plant hardier for next year.
- Form: Upright vine.
- Flowers: Fruit/flower: Female plants bear larger flowers resembling cones. Super high alpha acids and oils. High bittering qualities; used primarily for dry hopping.
- Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
|2019 Insects Shipping Schedule|
|Zones||Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms||Nematodes|
|1A||5/3 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|1B - 2A||5/10 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|2B - 3B||4/26 - 11/1||4/26 - 11/1|
|4A - 6A||4/12 - 11/1||4/12 - 11/1|
|6B - 7A||4/5 - 11/1||4/5 - 11/1|
|7B - 8B||3/8 - 11/1||3/8 - 11/1|
|9A - 10B||2/22 - 11/1||2/22 - 11/1|
|Last Order Date||10/28/2019||10/28/2019|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.