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Title: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: phillamb168 on January 05, 2011, 09:59:10 AM
My plan for the new year is to grow some hops in the yard, and I'd like to do Centennial, but can't get them from the UK or mainland Europe. Does anyone know what shipping regulations are in regards to rhizomes? I'd have them delivered first to my dad who would then send them to me here in France via UPS.
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: dbeechum on January 05, 2011, 10:25:52 AM
I would love to give you details, but I can't. The details are probably squicky at best. Countries tend to get jumpy about growable agriculture crossing borders.
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: phillamb168 on January 05, 2011, 11:28:50 AM
I would love to give you details, but I can't. The details are probably squicky at best. Countries tend to get jumpy about growable agriculture crossing borders.

So for $20 maybe it's worth it to give it a shot? Label it "hops/beer ingredients" maybe? My MIL sent me some cuban cigars one time in a package marked "towels." The box was wrapped in towels :-p
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: alikocho on January 05, 2011, 02:28:14 PM
I looked into this, as I live in the UK and would like to grow some US hops.

It is illegal to import plant matter into the EU without a license.

It is also worth noting that rhizomes are generally available in the US later than you would normally plant in the EU as a result of differing climatic conditions. This might not be a problem, but some things wont like being planted if its too warm.

Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: phillamb168 on January 05, 2011, 02:49:05 PM
I looked into this, as I live in the UK and would like to grow some US hops.

It is illegal to import plant matter into the EU without a license.

It is also worth noting that rhizomes are generally available in the US later than you would normally plant in the EU as a result of differing climatic conditions. This might not be a problem, but some things wont like being planted if its too warm.



Did you find anybody in the UK/EU who had US hops in stock? Even if it's Cascade, that's ok with me...
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: alikocho on January 05, 2011, 03:03:47 PM
I looked into this, as I live in the UK and would like to grow some US hops.

It is illegal to import plant matter into the EU without a license.

It is also worth noting that rhizomes are generally available in the US later than you would normally plant in the EU as a result of differing climatic conditions. This might not be a problem, but some things wont like being planted if its too warm.



Did you find anybody in the UK/EU who had US hops in stock? Even if it's Cascade, that's ok with me...

These people claim to have Cascade (as plants, it seems) http://www.essentiallyhops.co.uk/acatalog/Hop_Plants.html (http://www.essentiallyhops.co.uk/acatalog/Hop_Plants.html)

Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: theoman on January 05, 2011, 04:02:35 PM
Great question, PL, thanks for asking. I'm interested in this, too. I found some local rhizomes a couple years ago, but nobody knows what variety they are. That's the best I've been able to do.
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: phillamb168 on January 06, 2011, 10:35:43 AM
Great question, PL, thanks for asking. I'm interested in this, too. I found some local rhizomes a couple years ago, but nobody knows what variety they are. That's the best I've been able to do.

If I manage to get some I'll be sure to send you a cutting for next year's crop :-)

I've emailed several people, including the guy at FreshHops.com. I'll post when I hear something back.
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: adrie on January 06, 2011, 10:47:51 AM
In the Netherlands some guys had succes with http://www.ebrew.com/beer/hop_rhizomes.htm. They managed to get Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Chinook and some others.
Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: phillamb168 on January 06, 2011, 11:15:22 AM
In the Netherlands some guys had succes with http://www.ebrew.com/beer/hop_rhizomes.htm. They managed to get Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Chinook and some others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU

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Title: Re: International Shipping for Hop Rhizomes?
Post by: adrie on January 07, 2011, 08:57:02 AM
In the Netherlands some guys had succes with http://www.ebrew.com/beer/hop_rhizomes.htm. They managed to get Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Chinook and some others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You win the internet for today!

Thanks!