Plugs already ordered will ship in July or August.
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. Our hops are dug about a week to two weeks before shipment in April.
New for 2017 we have hops plugs available. These are propagated by tissue culture from disease-free stock in a BC nursery, and are available in bulk only in 50P plugs. They will ship in June direct from the nursery or by pickup at our farm. We will also be bringing in plugs from an Ontario nursery for those who are willing to risk the early cross-Canada shipping!
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 plugs we supply are tissue cultured from disease-free stock from the Clean Plant Network by a local 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, Sorachi Ace or dwarf hops.
We offer the following discount codes for bulk orders of rhizomes ONLY (combined total of all varieties). Enter the code when you checkout. Please do not apply discount codes to plug purchases, as we will have to bill you the full amount prior to confirming your order.
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. Aroma is blackcurrant, slightly spicy. Late harvest, high...
Cascade Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-7% (Aroma) American aroma type bred from Fuggle and a Russian hop in 1956. Classic grapefruit aroma. Used for Northwest Pale Ales. Mid-to late season, good yield potential (1800-2000...
Alpha 6-9% (aroma) Traditional English type, with a lovely woody/herbal aroma. Good vigor, mid-to late-season maturity. Resistant to downy and powdery mildew, good pickability. Moderate yield potential (1100-1600 lb/ac).
Alpha 12-14% (dual-purpose) Golding cross. Very distinctive pine/grapefruit aroma. Mid-season maturity, moderately resistant to downy mildew and insects, high yield potential (1800-2400 lbs./ac) and good pickability of a large fluffy...
Fuggle Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-5% (Aroma) Traditional English type. Aroma is mild, woody, fruity. Early maturity, excellent resistance to downy mildew. Nice neat growth habit, easy picking, very good storage stability and low...
Galena Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 12-14% (Bittering) High alpha, citrusy bittering hop. Early to mid-season, some resistance to downy mildew, slightly susceptible to powdery mildew. Very good storage stability, good pickability, very good yield...
Golding Hops Rhizomes
Golding Alpha 4-6% (Aroma) Grown from East Kent Golding stock, our vines from the USA. Mild, sweet and spicy aroma, classic English type. Early season maturity, strong growth, long branches....
Hallertau Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 5-6% (Aroma) A classic noble hop with ever-so-subtle flower and spice fragrance. Early season maturity, sensitive to downy mildew, wilt and insects. Low yield potential (900-1500 lbs/ac), moderate storage...
Magnum Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 12-14% (bittering) German Hallertauer hybrid, primarily a clean bittering hop. Mid-season maturity, resistant to downy mildew, susceptible to powdery mildew. Good yield potential (1800-2000 lb/ac), good storage stability. Not...
Mt Hood Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 5-8% (aroma) Hallertau type, citrus and berry aromas. Very vigorous, early season maturity. Moderately resistant to downy mildew. Good storage stability, good yield potential (1700-2000 lb/ac) of a large...
Northern Brewer Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 8-10%, (Dual-purpose) A high-alpha dual-purpose hop, may be a replacement for Chinook. Woody, evergreen aroma. Early/mid season, resistant to aphids & mites, susceptible to downy mildew and heat stress....
Nugget Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 12-14% (Bittering) Clean herbal aroma. Mid-season maturity, resistant to downy mildew, susceptible to spider mite. Excellent storage stability and strong growth habit, excellent yield potential (1900-2100 lb/ac).
Sterling Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 5-8% (aroma). Herbal and spicy aromas with a hint of flowers. Early season maturity on a strong vine with excellent pickability of a compact cone. Moderate tolerance of downy...
Willamette Hops Rhizomes
Alpha 4-6% (aroma) Bred in the Pacific Northwest, a Fuggle hybrid with spicy, floral & slightly citrus aromas. Early season maturity, disease resistant, cold tolerant with good pickability of a...