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The Hop

We have selected Prima Donna (also called First Gold), a compact hop species that is ideal for cultivation in gardens and spacious pots. It typically reaches a height of 2 to 2.5 meters and can spread along trellises or walls with ease. For additional information on First Gold, visit the British Hop Association website at www.britishhops.org.uk/varieties/first-gold.

Planting of fresh hop plants typically commences from mid to late February and extends until the end of March, with the timing dependent on weather conditions.


To access complete guidelines for growing, kindly click on this link to the Hop Planting Guide (PDF)

Throughout the growing season, we provide periodic updates to our members to offer guidance and keep them informed on the progress of other growers. If you have any inquiries or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please also visit our Facebook Group page: DealHopFarm

Community hop harvest
Walmer Castle hop harvest
Walmer Castle hop picking
Community hop harvest