Pedigree: The rootstock was obtained from British Columbia where they imported the East Kent Golding variety from England.

Maturity: Early to Mid Season

Yield: 1200-1500 lbs/ac

Growth Habit: Start slow and finish strong

Disease Reaction: Sensitive to Downy Mildew and Hop Powdery Mildew and highly sensitive to Hop Mosaic Virus infection.

Cone-Structure: Small, light, and fluffy

Quality Averages: Lupulin: Palish yellow and only moderate amounts Aroma: Mild, extremely pleasant and gently hoppy

Alpha Acids 4.0-5.0% Beta Acids 2.0-3.0%
Alpha/Beta Ratio ??? Co-Humulone 25%
Humulone ??? Storage (% lost) 65-80%
Oil Content (mls/100g) .5-1 Humulene ( % in oil) 45%
Caryophyllene 15% Hum/Cary Ratio 3.0
Farnesene ???    

General Trade Perception: The East Kent Golding is the undisputed finest ale hop in the world.


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