Green House Plants

Gorst Valley is dedicated to hop quality in all forms, and that includes live hop plants. We have designed and built a custom greenhouse production system that is the only biosecure facility in North America dedicated to hop production.

 

*NEW* Homebrewer 6-Pack Kits to grow at your scale, for your beer.  Scroll down for details!


The Problem

Gorst Valley never intended to supply plants to the hop production industry; it was only after tens of thousands of dollars were lost due to dishonest rhizome dealers that we realized something needed to be done. We looked to other greenhouse producers, only to find that their disease free “certification” was meaningless. Dozens of growers found out the hard way, after unintentionally planting thousands of diseased plants, that there is no “certification” program for hop screening.

Our Solution

Gorst Valley works hard to raise the standards of the hop industry, and it is for that reason we’ve built the only biosecure greenhouse dedicated to hop plant production in North America…. We call it the plant lab. Is it big? Nope, but it is big enough to propagate tens of thousands of plants by reservation only, allowing our staff the time to care for each plant individually. We work closely with the University of Wisconsin and the USDA to ensure robust disease screening and scientific protocols for confidence.

Two Options

Are you an avid homebrewer who wants to Grow Your Own in order to Brew Your Own?  Try one of our Homebrewer's Six Packs, style-specific kits to get you started on a backyard hop garden for personal use.

Looking to go bigger?  Our full trays of plants are priced to set you up whether it's a hobby garden, test plot or full-on small business.

How to Order Hops Plants for Homebrewers

We are happy to introduce the Homebrewer's Six Pack, a quick-start pack to grow your own hops specifically for your own beer.  For $55 you receive:

  • 6 high quality, loose plugs
  • 4oz of specially formulated starter fertilizer
  • 6 pieces of coconut fiber coir
  • Instructions from planting to harvesting
  • Free shipping in the Continental US!
  • Please note that plant orders are non-refundable

Choose between four variety packs catered to your style preference:

IPA:  2 CTZ, 2 Cascade, 2 Centennial  SOLD OUT!
German Lager:  2 Hallertauer, 2 Tettnanger, 2 Saaz
Porter & Stout:  2 Crystal, 2 Willamette, 2 Cascade
Variety Pack:  2 Chinook, 2 Cascade, 2 Crystal
please note: no substitutions.

Deliveries will occur between April and July, depending on how the growing season progresses.  It's all up to Mother Nature!

Just scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Homebrewer's Six Pack category to get started.

How To Order Hops Plants for Production Volumes

If you're putting in a more serious volume, this is the way to go.  Each tray holds 38 plants of a single variety.  You can order trays of different varieties, but please don't ask us to mix and match inside a tray.  Full pricing is volume based.  We are now past the early ordering window; any orders from 2/5 and later are at standard pricing:

1-2 Trays: $4.35/plant ($165.30/tray)  $4.95/plant ($188.10/tray)

3-9 Trays:  $3.95/plant ($150.10/tray)  $4.55/plant ($172.90/tray)

10-15 Trays:  $3.75/plant ($142.50/tray)  $4.35/plant ($165.30/tray)

16+ trays:  send us an email (plants@gorstvalleyhops.com) so that we can give you a personalized volume discount.

We require a non-refundable deposit of $2 per plant ($76 per tray) to reserve propagation space. The plant balance and shipping costs will be invoiced in late April with a due date of May 1st, and deliveries will occur between May and August.

Please note that online ordering is now done for the season.  For a limited time we will be able to accommodate special orders for 1/2 and full acre quantities in certain varieties, please contact us directly at plants@gorstvalleyhops.com for details. 

 Special Offers for Large Growers!

 

Half Acre Growers (16+ trays)
Receive ONE of the following:
Custom nutrient management program - $1,000 value
OR
Small Scale Dryer Design - $250 value

One Acre Growers (30+ trays)
Receive TWO of the following:
Custom nutrient management program - $1,000 value
OR
Large Scale Dryer Design - $750 value
OR
Custom Trellis Design - $2,500 value

Once your order is placed we will contact you regarding your special offer choices.

How Do We Ship Them?

We do not propagate plants order by order, we propagate variety by variety, so if your order contains multiple varieties they will be propagated and ready to ship at different times.  Therefore plants will be mature and shipped anywhere from May to August of 2017.  We do not wait until an order is full to ship, partial orders go out the door as the plants are ready.

Trays are boxed and sent via 2-day shipping.  If you're really close and want to pick them up to save on shipping, that's great too!  Since these are live plants and it will be summertime, they must go via 2-day shipping to survive the journey.  If you're east of Indiana or west of the Dakotas, please note that this can get expensive; see the chart below.  Please note that we are still in negotiations for the yellow and blue zones, ideally we will be able to bring those numbers down.

Shipping costs will be collected with the balance due on the plants at the start of the delivery season.

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Placing an Order

Click on the shop below that your would like to visit, whether you are purchasing a Homebrewer's Six Pack or full trays.  It's that easy!

The Fine Print

The current prices are good through January 31st 2017 at which time pricing may be adjusted to reflect rush orders.  Available varieties and volumes may change at any time due to greenhouse space.  Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Gorst Valley Hops will provide healthy plant stock as it leaves our facilities; lack of expected plant growth due to delays in planting or incorrect planting, maintenance, harvesting and drying procedures are at the discretion and risk of the grower.  It is assumed that the buyer is knowledgeable in these areas as consultation on any of the above are not included in the price of the plant sale.