Fresh Garlands

£35.00

Our top seller for a reason. The best of both worlds. A long garland of gloriously fresh hops (2.5m-3m), these will slowly dry out naturally to the kiln dried state lasting just as long as dried garlands (1 year). Our fresh garlands are vibrantly green in colour mellowing as they dry.

We select each fresh hop-vine by eye, picking by hand with care to ensure only the fullest vines are selected. You will not be disappointed with Hukins Hops fresh hop garlands. Take a look at our Instagram for interior decoration inspiration and don’t forget to tag @hukins_hops with your wonderful garland!

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The best of both worlds, you get a fresh garland for 1-2 months which slowly dry out to the dried form and last just as long. You can reserve Fresh Hops now for the coming season now, we advise choosing a delivery date in September for fuller aromas if you can. When you place your order we will take payment immediately giving you peace of mind your Fresh Hops are paid and reserved for you. When you get to checkout you will be asked to choose a delivery date during harvest in August – September.

Each individual fresh hop vine consists of two or three stems that have grown up together around a natural coconut string. They grow to approximately 2.5-3.0 metres long and 20 cm-30 cm wide.

All fresh hop vines are dispatched by our 24 hour delivery courier ensuring you receive them in the finest, freshest condition straight from our hop gardens. You will need to unpack and hang your fresh vine as soon as it arrives. If you have to wait more than 12 hours before hanging your Fresh Hop treat them like fresh flowers. Be delicate with them, put the ends in a bucket of water and keep them out of the sun and hot conditions.

Ordering well in advance of harvest will ensure you are not disappointed.

FAQs

HOW BIG IS EACH HOP VINE?

Each hop vine consists of two or three hop stems that have wrapped themselves up and grown around a naturally made coconut coir string. The vine grows to approximately 2.5-3 metres long and will be roughly 20cm – 30cm wide. Being a natural product they do vary, so please use this as a guide only. We only sell the full length Garlands but they are easy to trim down or cut up for small decorations.

WHAT COLOUR WILL MY HOP VINE BE?

Green fresh hop vines are a vibrant bright fresh green colour whilst our kiln dried vines are a more reserved sage green. Both will stay green for upto 1 year, they will slowly turn a golden brown under lights.

SHOULD I HANG MY VINE IMMEDIATELY?

Never leave your vine in its box for long periods. Green fresh vines are a fresh produce and thus should be hung as soon as they arrive like fresh flowers. Follow the instructions below on handling and hanging. Kiln dried vines should be opened and hung as soon as possible, if they must be stored for a short period, open the box and store in a cool dry place. If the kiln dried vine appears exceptionally dry it can be stored in a slightly damp place where it will take in some moisture for a short period (overnight) prior to hanging

HOW SHOULD I HANG MY FRESH VINE?

Fresh hops are cut and boxed straight from the field then immediately sent on a 24 hour courier to ensure they get to you as fresh as possible.

When the hop arrives take it out of the box and lay it out on a clean surface removing any fallen or unwanted leaf or stem length. Then hang immediately in a position clear of disturbance. They are a versatile product and can easily be wrapped around beams or columns. The hop will dry in situ so do not leave it unhung for long and never leave it in the box once it arrives.

Please remember to wear gloves and long sleeves when hanging to avoid the risk of scratches or skin irritation.

The hop stems are relatively strong, nails hooks and wire can all be used for hanging. Use dust sheets to avoid a lengthy clean up and any staining from hop flower pollen!

Please ignore any harmless bugs that may appear from your hop, these will escape or die off within a few days.