Hops rhizome sales for the 2020 season runs February 3 - May 15. Online sales will open February 3 with shipping in late April through May 20.
Hops Rhizomes are sections of the plant's underground stem which put out both sprouts and roots. We ensure that there are at least two bud nodes per rhizome we ship. They are shipped bare-root, packed in moist peat moss to preserve viability. Ideally, hops rhizomes should look very dormant when they arrive, or with only very small shoots visible - this ensures that all their energy is waiting for them to get in the ground.
Hops plants in pots are available at farm gate May - September. Please phone or email for details on varieties, quantities and pickup times.
Sales in Canada only.
Left Fields is the organic farm on which Crannóg Ales stands. We grow hops for the brewery and sell rhizomes to other commercial producers and the general public. We also farm a wide variety of livestock, fruit and vegetables, and process some of our produce on-farm.
All our rhizomes are from our own farm and other BC organic growers. Not all growers can provide rhizomes every year, as they renew their own yards first, and production of rhizomes does vary from year to year. This means that availability will also vary.
BC hops are dug after US hops, as our latitude means that the snow is often not off our fields when the US hops are being dug. The longer rhizomes are stored before planting, the lower viability they have - meaning they are less likely to grow. Because we are in BC's mountainous interior, we dig and ship rhizomes later in the year, just at the time when fields across Canada are ready to plant. Hops rhizomes from us are ready to go when you are!
Our hops are dug in April, and shipped as early as possible in April through the end of May.
Left Fields holds regional certification only, certified by the North Okanagan Organic Association under the Canadian Organic Regime. We are BC Certified Organic only. This means that we do not hold national certification, although we do conform to the National Regime. Please let your organic certification agency know this before purchasing organic rhizomes.
A copy of our organic certificate will be included with your order on request.
We do our best to supply top-grade, disease-free rhizomes, but these rhizomes are from commercial yards which may suffer from mildew and disease. We examine all rhizomes prior to shipment to ensure that there are no signs of mildew. The plants we supply are grown from tissue cultured disease-free stock from the Clean Plant Network by an Ontario lab and nursery.
No hops have been genetically modified or propagated using GMOs.
Please see our Farm page for links with information on agriculture, organics, hops technical resources and much more. You can also order our extensively researched Hops Manual to ship before or along with your rhizomes. If you don't need a print copy, you can download a free copy of the Manual from our Farm page.
We cannot sell any trademarked varieties or varieties in development at proprietary institutions — no Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, or dwarf hops. We sell only what is listed on our site.
We would like to thank Hopslist and Hopunion for their excellent analysis of hops varieties, and we encourage you to use their sites for your own research.
We offer the following discount codes for bulk orders of rhizomes ONLY (combined total of all varieties). Enter the code when you checkout.
Brewer's Gold Rhizomes
Alpha 8-10% (bittering) Sister to Bullion, ancestor to most major high alpha varieties, developed from a wild Manitoba hop in late 1950s. Brewer's Gold does very well in BC, being...
Cascade Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-7% (Aroma) American aroma type bred from Fuggle and a Russian hop in 1956. Used for Northwest Pale Ales. Aroma: Classic grapefruit aroma, lighter than Centennial and more lemony....
Alpha 9-11% (dual-purpose) Brewers' Gold outcross. Often called a super Cascade. Probably the most popular hop in BC, used for almost every West Coast IPA in the province. Aroma: intense...
Alpha 6-9% (aroma) Traditional English type, unusual and very distinctive. A classic hop for ESB. Aroma: lovely woody/herbal aroma Agronomy: Good vigor, mid-to late-season maturity. Resistant to downy and powdery...
Alpha 12-14% (dual-purpose) Chinook is a Golding out-cross, with similar long lateral arms and vigour, but earlier and much more resistant to downy mildew. Produces very well at Left Fields,...
Fuggle Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-5% (Aroma) Traditional English type, widely used in milds, bitters, Irish Ales. Delicate aroma is also great for lighter ales. Aroma: mild, woody, fruity. Agronomy: Early maturity, excellent resistance...
Galena Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 12-14% (Bittering) High alpha, citrusy bittering hop. Aroma: slightly harsh, bright citrus and strong herbal scent. Great hop for bittering. Agronomy: Early to mid-season, some resistance to downy mildew,...
Golding Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-6% (Aroma/dual-purpose) Grown from East Kent Golding stock, our vines from the USA. Mild, classic English type. Great for single hop beers! Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma. This is...
Magnum Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 12-14% (bittering) German Hallertauer hybrid, primarily a clean bittering hop. Big cones, lots and lots of lupulin, this is our favourite bittering variety. Aroma: spicy and bold Agronomy: Mid-season...
Mt Hood Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 5-8% (aroma) Hallertau type, bred in the Pacific Northwest and superbly adapted for this climate. It's Hallertau on steroids as far as intensity. Aroma: citrus and berry aromas. Agronomy:...
Northern Brewer Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 8-10%, (Dual-purpose) A high-alpha dual-purpose hop, may be used as a replacement for Chinook. Aroma: Woody, evergreen aroma. Agronomy: Early/mid season, resistant to aphids & mites, susceptible to downy...
Nugget Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 12-14% (Bittering) One of the most reliable old-school bittering hops, remains popular for good reason. Clean, productive, easy to pick, what's not to love? Aroma: Clean herbal aroma. Agronomy:...
Sterling Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 5-8% (aroma). Sterling is an interesting alternative for pale ales, bitters or sours, with the floral notes developing over time. Aroma: Herbal and spicy aromas with a hint of...
Willamette Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-6% (aroma) Bred in the Pacific Northwest, a Fuggle triploid varietal with all the best of Fuggle jacked right up, along with increased cold tolerance and vigour. Our Willamette...
Zeus Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 13-17% (bittering) Another of the Pacific Northwest super alpha types, with a pleasant aroma, somewhat pungent. High alpha acids content, abundant lupulin. Aroma: pungent, woody Agronomy: Late season maturity,...