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Variety Characteristics Table

The following table contains the 10 varieties planted at the Lake Wheeler Experimental Hop Yard and their representative chemical characteristics (Hop Union, Hop Variety Data Booklet, 2009)

Alpha Acides Beta Acides Co-Humulone Total Oil Myrcene Humulene Caryophyllene Farnesene
% w/w % w/w % aa mls/100g % oil % oil % oil % oil
Cascade 4.5–7.0 4.5–7.0 33–40 0.8–1.5 45–60 10-16 3-6 4–8
Willamette 4.0–6.0 3.0–4.0 30-35 1.0–1.5 45–55 20–30 7–8 5–6
Mt. Hood 5.0–8.0 5.0–7.5 22–23 1.0–1.3 55–65 15–25 7–10 <1
Northern Brewer 8–10 3–5 20–30 1.5–2.0 50–60 20–30 5–10 <1
Sterling 6–9 4–6 22–28 1.3–1.9 44–48 19–23 5–7 11–17
Centennial 9.5–11.5 3.5– 4.5 29–30 1.5–2.3 45–55 10–18 5–8 <1
Chinook 12.0–14.0 3.0–4.0 29–34 1.5–2.5 35–40 20–25 9–11 <1
Nugget 12–14 4–6 24–30 1.7–2.3 51–59 12–22 7–10 <1
Zeus 14–16 4.5–5.5 30–35 1.5–2.0 25–45 15–25 8–12 <1
Newport 13.5-17 7.2-9.1 36-38 1.6-3.3 47-54 9-14 4.5-7 <1

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Photo of Jeanine Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Jeanine DavisExtension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables (828) 684-3562 jeanine_davis@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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