Chinook has average harvest yields, some disease resistance and is known for its spicy and pine-like aromas. Chinook is very popular and makes for some very compelling beers. Alpha Acid rating 12%-14%. With a recent surge in microbrewing and home brewing, growing Hops has become more of an interest for the home gardener, and luckily they are easy to grow. The 'hop' itself is the seed pod of a vigorous, vining plant. Usually grown on strings, trellises, fences. They'll need some space as they mature. Full sun will produce the best harvest but the vines will grow well in partial shade. As an added bonus, they produce the most incredible smell when in bloom. Can grow 15-25'. Hardy to zone 4. 3" plug.