Pedigree: 1983 - Selected from a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha male.

Maturity: Early September

Yield: 2000-2400 lb./ac. or kg./ha.

Growth Habit: Columnar and vigorous

Disease Reaction: Little visual reaction to infection with Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus. Moderate to good resistance to downy mildew.

Pickability: Excellent, clean and dry

Quality Averages:

  • Lupulin: Plentiful and yellow-orange in color
  • Aroma: Quite heavy and herbal
Alpha Acids 13.2% Beta Acids 4.5%
Alpha/Beta Ratio 2.9 Co-Humulone 26.0%
Humulone 74.0% Storage (% lost) 29.0%
Oil Content (mls/100g) 1.6 Humulene ( % in oil) 18.6%
Caryophyllene 8.3% Hum/Cary Ratio 2.25
Farnesene 0.0%    

General Trade Perception: A high alpha acids hop with fairly good storage characteristics. Beer made solely from Nugget has very good foam retention. Second largest hop variety grown in Oregon.


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