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Released by the Agriculture Research Service in Corvallis, OR in the year 1997. Santiam is a superior triploid seedless aroma selection from a diploid Tettnanger clone X tetraploid Hallertauer cross. 20-40” side arms. Santiam has noble aroma hop characteristics more similar to Tettnanger.
- Alpha acids: 5-7.9%
- Maturity: Mid-season
- Yield: High potential 1400-2100 lbs/acre
- Storage stability: Fair 40-50% alpha acids remaining (refrigerate)
- Aroma: excellent spicy, fruity noble hop notes (smells like Zebra Stripe gum)
- Grower notes: this hop has superior vigor, growth, and habit when compared to many other Hallertauer crosses. Good strong crown development. Prefers acidic well-drained soil types like most German types, but likes additional bone meal. Shows some resistance to mildews. Intolerant of soggy soils; raised row recommended.
Alpha Acids: 5.0 - 7.9%
Beta Acids: 5.3 - 8.5%