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Columbus Hops Vine

Excellent Brewing Characteristics

Vigorous, high-yielding vine favored by brewers. Grows 10- to 20-ft. tall up arbors or trained sideways on fences. Female cultivar bears large flowers, resembling cones, with super high alpha acids and oils. Used primarily for dry hopping. Excellent choice for bitter ales and American IPA styles. Plant in full sun. Zones 3-8. Not available in ID, OR, WA.

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  • Botanical Name: Humulus Lupulus 'Columbus'
  • Height: 10 - 20 ft
  • Spacing: 3 1/2 ft apart in rows 7 ft apart.
  • Depth: 8 - 10 inches
  • Spread: 1 ft
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: self pollinating
  • Yield: High yielding
  • Foliage: Attractive deeply lobed leaves
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Form: upright vine
  • Flower Form: Fruit/flower: Female plants bear larger flowers resembling cones Super high alpha acids and oils. High bittering qualities; used primarily for dry hopping.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy loam 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.
  • Comments: High yield and high alpha acids potential, high oil content , excellent brewing.This high alpha variety has a pungent aroma and clean bittering. Excellent for bitter ales and American IPA styles, and can be dramatic when dry hopped. (average alpha acid: 12%). Columbus is a female hops cultivar. Vigorous plants

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