Slightly sweeter alternative to Fuggle with softer bitterness. The aroma though is intense. Very common in English bitters.
Pedigree A daughter of Whitbread's Golding variety (WGV1147) bred with wild American germplasm on the male side.
Yield 1800 - 2300 kg./ha. or 1600 - 2050 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Strong grower, dark in color, prolific cone producer.
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Bred for tolerance to Verticillium wilt. Susceptible to downy mildew.
Cone-Structure Good-sized, firm, plump cone.
Lupulin Moderate amounts, fairly dark yellow in color
Aroma Moderately strong, good aroma
Alpha Acid 5 - 7% w/w
Beta Acid 2 - 2.5% w/w
Cohumulone 25 - 30% of alpha acids
Storageability 60 - 80% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 0.6 - 1.2 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 30 - 35% of whole oil
Humulene 40 - 47% of whole oil
Carophyllene 12 - 15% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception A robust hop aroma type with moderate bittering potential.
Possible Substitutions UK Kent Golding, Fuggle
Typical Beer Styles Ale, Bitter, ESB, Porter
Additional Information One of the very few aroma hops actually purpose bred in a modern breeding program. Released in the mid-sixties just before brewer demand switched to high alpha acids so it never become very widely planted.