Columbus (aka CTZ) - Field Grade
A high yielding triploid hybrid variety with super high alpha acids & oils. High bittering qualities; used primarily for dry hopping. Grows well in hot, dry climates; but susceptible to mildews in humid conditions. There is some evidence that Columbus, Zeus, and Tomahawk are very closely related. Has brewing characteristics quite similar to Centennial; but stronger.
- Alpha acids: 14-17%
- Aroma: strong, sharp and citrusy, herbal, resinous
- Yield: Very high 2400-3000lbs/acre
- Maturity: mid to late
- Storage stability: no info
- Grower notes: Grows well, climbs well, can throw sterile male flowers when stressed; which can reduce total yields. Low resistance to mildews and mites. More clustered, dense cone set than Zeus. Tolerant of heat and alkaline soil types; grows well in sandy soils if properly fertilized. Dense tight cones must be dried carefully or they will mold quickly.