Oregon Hop Commission

Oregon Hop Commission - Hop Varieties

Hop Varieties

Oregon State is home to growing some of the most popular hop varieties in the world.

Fuggle
Fuggle

Pedigree: A chance seedling selected in 1875 in England. Virtually identical to Styrian from Austria/Germany or Savinja Golding from Yugoslavia.

Maturity: Middle August

Yield: 800-1400 lb./ac. or

Growth Habit: Neat and manageable

Disease Reaction: Not seriously affected by Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus. Resistant to downy mildew. Not excessively sensitive to insects.

Cone-Structure: Small and rather light, medium compact

Quality Averages:

  • Lupulin: Moderate amount, orange-yellow color
  • Aroma: Mild and spicy
Cascade
Cascade

Pedigree: Open pollination of a Fuggle seedling selected in 1956.

Maturity: Medium to Medium late

Yield: 1800 – 2200 lbs/acre

Growth Habit: Good

Disease Reaction: Downy mildew resistant in crown, moderately susceptible in shoots and cone flowers. Moderately resistant to Verticillium wilt.

Cone Structure: Compact, medium sized

Quality Averages:

Lupulin: Moderate amount, yellow color
Aroma: Pleasant, flowery, and spicy

Liberty
Liberty

Pedigree: 1991 - Cross between tetraploid female hop cultivar Hallertauer mittelfruh and downy mildew resistant male, naturally seedless.

Maturity: Late August through September

Yield: 1000-1700 lb./ac. or 1100-1900 kg./ha.

Growth Habit: Columnar and quite vigorous

Disease Reaction: Moderately resistant to downy mildew - no Verticillium wilt symptoms observed in test plots.

Cone-Structure: Smallish plump, quite dense cones

Mount Hood
Mount Hood

Pedigree: 1990 - A Triploid seedling from a cross between tetraploid Hallertauer variety and a downy mildew resistant male, naturally seedless.

Maturity: Mid August through September

Yield: 1200-1600 lb./ac. or kg./ha.

Growth Habit: Fairly vigorous but manageable

Disease Reaction: Moderately resistant to downy mildew. Reaction to Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus not yet known.

Pickability: Normal to good

Nugget
Nugget

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

Perle
Perle

Pedigree: Bred in Germany from the English Northern Brewer variety and a disease resistant German male.

Maturity: Mid August through September

Yield: 1160-1600 lb./ac. or 1300-1800 kg./ha.

Growth Habit: Good

Disease Reaction: Mainly tolerant to Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus infection. Fairly resistant to downy mildew.

Cone-Structure: Fairly loose, small/medium-long