Sterling Hop Rhizome

Sterling Hop Rhizome

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1+ $6.99
2+ $6.65
5+ $6.30
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6.0-9.0% AA. Grows well in all climates. Sterling is a hybrid of Saaz.

Sterling is a great substitute for Saaz due to a similar spice aroma. This hop is very similar to Santiam but not as floral. Best described as herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics. Ideal for all Lagers, Belgian ales, and Wheat ales.

Rhizomes should be planted immediately for best results. If your area is still experiencing frost then you can plant them in a planter indoors until it is safe to transplant outside. The first years crop will generally be smaller than subsequent years. Since these are live plants, we cannot guarantee they will grow, so we recommend buying two of each type to help ensure their success.

Shipping Restrictions:

Due to agricultural restrictions, we can only ship rhizomes to addresses that are in the United States, excepting Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and the counties of Bonner and Kootenai in Idaho. Unfortunately, we cannot ship these to international locations including APO/FPO addresses.

Shipping Limitation: This item does not qualify for free shipping.
Item # HOP33
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Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 0.02 LBS
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A good reliable hop.
David S on Jul 19, 2022
Fresh Hop Pilsner
Matt B on Apr 21, 2022
A good reliable hop.
David S on Jul 19, 2022
Taste, IBUs, and grows well in all climates, I live in Maine
David P on May 25, 2022
Fresh Hop Pilsner
Matt B on Apr 21, 2022
google what grows in me area eh
Matthew T on May 13, 2021
Research on this variety found it to be a hardy, disease resistant Saaz hybrid - a dual purpose hop for several styles including lagers and pale ales.
Scott B on May 8, 2021
Grow my own!
Michael Thompson on May 5, 2021
Wat to compare with Saaz grown in like conditions.
Tim B on Apr 22, 2021
Matt T on Apr 22, 2021
A substitute for Saaz that's going to be a nice foundational addition to my hop garden.
Andy D C on Apr 22, 2021
I'm already growing cascade and wanted some variety. This sounded like an interesting alternative that would do alright in my area
Nicol H on Apr 22, 2021
Wanted to grow more than two variety and this is all that’s left
Sean S. on Aug 4, 2020
The only kind you had left and I need something grow
Lance B on Jun 5, 2020
I like malty beer.
Brian P on May 1, 2020
it was the only 1 left because I am a slacker
Shauna C on May 1, 2020
Closest to Saaz which I use extensively
Lesley S on Apr 29, 2020
Try to grow in wet climate
Collin S on Apr 22, 2020
To grow hops at home
Scott S on Apr 22, 2020
Hopefully it grows well in Maryland
David B on Apr 18, 2020
Dan R on Apr 16, 2020
It is closest to Saaz
Thor K. H on Apr 16, 2020
Barry P on Apr 14, 2020
Similar to Saaz which you guys don't carry
Randy G on Apr 11, 2020
Type if beer I brew
PAUL C on Apr 11, 2020
For something to do during quarantine
Nick on Apr 10, 2020
Looking for the right hop for my area.
Matthew A on May 21, 2018
tried 5 3 yrs ago, didn't grow that well, try again different spot
Rob K on Apr 4, 2018
Wanted a Saaz substitute
Joseph L R on Apr 4, 2018
gardener she wants
Joshua D on Apr 4, 2018
My research tells me that this hops is good for the taste of beer that I like.
David B on Apr 4, 2018
Saaz hop hybrid
Michael P on Apr 4, 2018
Taste, IBUs, and grows well in all climates, I live in Maine
David P on May 25, 2022
google what grows in me area eh
Matthew T on May 13, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Super Sterling
I got a great rhizome with a couple of bugs already going. Once I potted it, it really took off. I didn't have to do much at all!
May 7, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good quality
Arrived quickly and in great condition. I put it in the ground a few days later and within a week I have three shoots about an inch tall.
May 29, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Can’t wait for these!!!
I planted these hops right when they arrived in mid April and I strung a twine to the eve of my 1 story house. These hops have reached the eve now and the twine is attached right by the peak of my house. So it’s July now and I planted them in mid April and they are about 20 feet tall. I highly recommend installing a drip system in for hops and using well drained soil. I live in Turlock, Ca and it’s hot as hell here. My hops are on the hottest south facing side of my house with pretty much full sun all day. I made sure to cut the shade leaves off the bottom 3 ft and I also spray them weekly with organic pest repellent. I also bought cascade rhizomes from more beer. The cascade are shorter but starting budding earlier which is good so I have two different picking windows. So overall I love how great these are growing and how healthy they arrived to my house from More beer! Cheers!
This is less than a week after planting.
This is less than a week after planting.
July 8, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
took right off
The sterling was out of the ground within a week. Doing well
May 31, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Arrived healthy, transplanted nicely, growing well
April 17, 2018
over 5 years ago