Pre-order for 2015
Rhizome orders are only available for order in the US. Please check to make sure you State does not have any local restrictions.
A newly released ARS hop variety, named Santiam, offers brewers and beer drinkers the prized aromas until now found only in hops from Germany's Tettnang region. Hops supply beer's distinctive aroma and the zesty bitterness that balances the sweetness of the malted barley. Santiam yields twice the hops as Tettnanger when grown in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, the prime U.S. hop-growing areas.
Santiam is also the world's first naturally seedless Tettnang-type hop. Brewers want seedless hops because seeds can add undesired oils to beer. Seeds also add useless weight, complicating pricing negotiations between brewers and growers.
With Santiam, ARS has provided domestic alternatives to all three premier European aroma hops: Tettnanger, Hallertau and Saaz.
Hops are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8.