Saaz Hop

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Classic Pilsner Aroma-Type Saaz Hops

  • Midseason
  • Noble Hop Native to Czech Republic
  • Celebrated Red Bine Bohemian Aroma Hop
  • 700 Years of Beer Brewing History
  • Excellent Finishing
  • High in Farnesene and Polyphenols
  • Well-Balanced, Full-Bodied Herbal Flavor
  • Reduced Oxidation Imparts Long-Lasting Shelf Life to Saaz Brews
  • Small to Medium Cones Can Provide Delicate Bittering

Elevate the experience of your homebrewed lager with the richly historied Saaz Hops (Humulus lupulus 'Saaz'). This red bine is a traditional noble aroma-type Hop that imparts an unparalleled flavor.

Grow Saaz Hops for your own use, or sell freshly picked harvests to local microbreweries in your area. Gift your community with the opportunity to appreciate exceptional seasonal batches.

Our expert growers take great pride in preparing this special legacy variety. It's well worth the time and care to protect the lineage that extends back 700 years.

Craft memorable Bohemian style Pilsners and Lagers the old-fashioned way. Add Saaz Hops to the last 15 minutes of the boil to impart that distinctive earthy herbal aroma and flavor; or use in a blended mix to balance out the citrusy American Hops.

Named after the Czech city of atec, Saaz Hops have been carefully regulated since the 1500s to ensure varietal clarity. There is no other Hop plant like this one.

Saaz is both low in alpha acid content and high in polyphenols. The unique chemical characteristics reduce oxidation and extend shelf life.

Don't miss out on your chance to grow history in your own backyard. Order Saaz Hops today.

How to Use Saaz Hops in the Landscape

Long Hops bines need a sturdy trellis, lots of sunshine and excellent air circulation. The traditional pole trellis system adds a showy structural detail to your landscape.

Hops are frankly gorgeous. You'll enjoy a magnificent, Olde World feature and harvest a valuable cash crop at the same time.

Narrow sidearms enable closer spacing in orchard rows, but we recommend you give Saaz plenty of elbow room. Plant in-row at least 30 inches apart on center.

Create a vertical screening treatment in a strategic manner. Block unsightly views and gain a private oasis from midsummer through fall as the bines reach their full height.

Use this plant as a backdrop in a Victory Garden. Or construct an L-shaped planting on the south and west side of a long table for a delightfully shaded outdoor dining room.

Enjoy the process of planning your "ground to glass". After all, Saaz Hops deserve your most thoughtful landscape ideas, don't they?

#ProPlantTips for Care

Saaz Hops needs great air circulation to keep them healthy. To grow them in the traditional way, set tall poles in concrete footings and string sturdy twine from the top to a ground level stake.

Give them at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Ensure the planting site has well-drained soil; or elevate the roots in a mound of fertile sandy loam.

Hop plants need a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch over the root system to help the soil stay cool, but pull it back from directly touching the stems.

Train young plants by wrapping them clockwise around your support structure. Do that pleasurable task as needed.

Consider adding a schedule of protective early treatments for mildew. After the bines reach 10 feet or so, remove the lowest leaves to increase air flow at ground level.

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

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
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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Saaz Hop Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Humulus lupulus 'Saaz'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes