Kent Golding - Field Grade
The Kent Golding is a classic diploid English aroma hop that was developed by clonal selection around 1790 from a start of Canterbury Whitebine. It has a light, fluffy cone structure that is small in size with small amounts of pale yellow lupulin. Cones will shatter if picked too late. Side arms are 20-40” long. Goldings are desired by microbrewer's because of their aroma in kettle hopping, late hopping and dry hopping. Considered the premium English aroma type. Substitutes: other Golding varieties.
- Alpha acids: 4 – 5.5%
- Maturity: Mid-season – First 3 weeks of August
- Yield: Medium 1400 + lbs/acre, can be boosted by higher density plantings
- Storage stability: Good 65-85% alpha acids remain
- Aroma: Gentle, fragrant, and pleasant floral and spice notes
- Grower notes: Takes two seasons to establish, requires raised row and higher pH soils than most varieties. Plants respond well to additional bone meal in fertilization. Some resistance to mildews. Candidate for hedgerow and/or high-density hop yards to boost yields.