Chinook Hop

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Complex Bitter Flavor, Robust Chinook Hops

  • Late Season
  • Bittering Hop
  • Can Also Be Used for Aroma
  • Compact Cones Feature Dark Yellow Lupulin
  • High Alpha Acid Content
  • Versatile
  • Dual Purpose Hops for American Style Craft Beer
  • Bine Performs Well in Hot, Dry Areas
  • Disease Resistant
  • USDA Introduction

Grow your own Chinook Hops (Humulus lupulus 'Chinook') for a hearty boost of up to 14% alpha acid. Use it to prepare exceptional home brewed American Pale Ales, Stout, IPA, Porter, Brown and even Amber.

No one can ignore the power of Chinook. People use it by itself as both bittering and flavor type, and Chinook is often blended with finishing hop varieties or as a dry hop.

Pine resin, citrus, herb and smoke flavors combine in this modern hop. Known as a super alpha, Chinook Hops truly take your recipe to the next level.

Harvest sticky, compact cones late in the season. Released in 1985 by the USDA breeding program, Chinook Hop is a healthy perennial bine that comes back year after year.

Tightly-packed clusters of cones decorate this beautiful long plant. Get used to compliments and questions about Chinook as it also delivers large-scale ornamental value.

Home brewmasters across the United States are filled with passion for this exciting hobby. Add homegrown Hops to your brews for a fantastic lift.

Hobby farms can sell online or to local microbreweries. Chinook Hops are very popular and our expertly grown inventory will go quickly.

Order today and we'll ship when the time is right for planting in your area. Track the shipment from our fields right to your doorstep.

How to Use Chinook Hops in the Landscape

Hops grow very tall, and require plenty of sunshine and air circulation. They grow trained up on a sturdy trellis or a system of poles and twine.

Create orchard rows to go into full production. Or, keep things effective on small space gardens with a hedgerow spaced at least 40 inches apart on center.

This narrow vertical treatment also creates visual screens. Could you think of a place or two on your property you'd like to have more privacy?

Hide an old shed, or use in sunny side yards. In a funky neighborhood, you could even carve out a private spot to enjoy in your front yard...akin to a Mediterranean-style courtyard.

Hop trellis also casts useful shade during the heat of summer. Why not plant a row of Chinook Hops on the south side of your outdoor kitchen?

You'll gain an instant conversation starter, too. People are curious about this plant and the process of brewing!

Set tall poles in concrete footings and string twine from the top down to a ground level stake. Maximize space by growing plants up on three sides of each pole in a pyramid.

Consider this plant as a garden feature. Fragrant flowers add to the ornamental appeal, and the hardscape adds year-round structure.

Carefully plan out your Hops in a creative way to maximize space for your family and friends. You'll feel so proud to harvest your own fresh hops.

These days, people crave this kind of personal closeness to their food and drink. Chinook Hops help deliver an incredible "ground to glass" experience.

Even if you're not a beer craftsman, you'll still enjoy growing Chinook Hops. Let it scramble up a gazebo or pergola or along a fence for beautiful and quick coverage.

On larger properties, intersperse Hop bines with Grape vines. Add to an Edible Landscape as part of a greater goal to boost your food security.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Because late-season Chinook Hops are high in alpha acids, work quickly to harvest, dry and bag them for cold storage. Hops are ripe once the sticky cones spring back after a gentle squeeze.

Plant them in at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. The roots won't tolerate wet soil for long, so ensure they get a well-drained planting site.

Give a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Cover the base of the plant with mulch to keep the temperature low.

Each year, encircle the young plants clockwise around the trellis. Look after your Hops bines for best results.

Although Chinook is generally disease resistant, some like to add a schedule of protective early treatments. In addition, some Hops growers like to remove the lower leaves at ground level once the plant is 10 feet tall to increase air flow at ground level.

Join the growing, vocal Fan Club of Chinook Hops. Order yours today...but please hurry as we will sell out quickly!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Chinook Hop Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Humulus lupulus 'Chinook'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes