Varieties
OREGON HOP VARIETY: WILLAMETTE

Pedigree: 1976 - A Triploid seedling from a tetraploid English Fuggle Variety, naturally seedless.

Maturity: Late August through September

Yield: 1400-1600 lb./ac. or kg./ha.

Growth Habit: Good, vigorous but manageable

Disease Reaction: No visible reaction to Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus. Fair resistance to downy mildew. Susceptible to Verticillium wilt.

Cone-Structure: Small to medium sized, round, and fairly pale

Quality Averages:

  • Lupulin: Moderate amount, golden yellow in color
  • Aroma: Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy
Alpha Acids 6.2% Beta Acids 3.7%
Alpha/Beta Ratio 1.7 Co-Humulone 35.0%
Humulone 65.0% Storage (% lost) 30.0%
Oil Content (mls/100g) 1.0 Humulene ( % in oil) 24.8%
Caryophyllene 8.0% Hum/Cary Ratio 3.09
Farnesene 5.6%    

General Trade Perception: A quality aroma hop similar to Fuggle in aroma characteristics with bright resin content. Most widely grown hop in Oregon.

 

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