The Hukins Hop

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A 100 year old hop from our farm, taken to the British library, lost in time and now rediscovered; A heritage hop developed by my late Grandfather. Redsicovered by a chance discovery at Wye Hops with Dr Peter Darby.


    In 1953, my Grandfather Walter Douglas, a volunteer to Wye Hops, took cuttings from a wild hop plant that had been growing up a Kent round oast house on our farm since the 1800’s.  After reviewing Professor Ernest Salmon at Wye Hops added it to the National Collection. It laid dormant until 2017 when by chance, we noticed it in a hand-written extract. Now rediscovered we are in the process of taking cuttings for propagation. Watch this space. Hukins Hop is coming….