Sunday, 9 September 2012

How to identify a Fuggle plant

As most of my hop knowledge is book based I've been enjoying seeing the actual plants recently. The other day I picked up a top tip from Peter Darby of Wye Hops Ltd on how to identify Fuggles.

It seems they are the only hop to have green bine and red petioles (leaf stalks) particularly on the upper side.

Yup, it's a Fuggle

My new found knowledge didn't stop me failing to identify a Fuggle when presented with a dried bine later in the day, but hey, it's a start. 


  1. Great going Sir, I really loved your updates in this blog and i will follow your blog regularly..

    hennessy brandy

    1. I bet you say that to all the boys.

    2. Hahaha no dude.. This time i am serious.. ;)