Bitter Gold - Field Grade
Best described as an intense super-alpha bittering hop with acid values higher than Galena or Nugget. It has a complex pedigree that includes Brewers Gold, Bullion, Comet, & English Hops. It was released in 1999. It adds little aromas when used as a bittering hop, similar to Magnum. It is being re-discovered by craft brewers as a good dual purpose hop when used in late additions...Read More
Each item is one complete dormant crown, or a field-ready plant, depending on time of year: a plant that is a minimum of 1 growing season old with a well developed root system with multiple breaks taken from healthy vigorous stock. It is professional quality and since it is a live rooted plant, it offers the best chance of successfully growing and producing your favorite varieties of hops.
- Alpha acids: 15.4 -18.8%, Beta 6.1 -8.0%, moderately high cohumulone 36-40%, total oils .8 -3.6 ml/100g, High myrcene 67%, humulene 7.4%, Caryophyllene 8.3%, Farnescene < 1.5%
- Aromas: Minimal aroma when used as a bittering hop because the boil quickly subdues the high levels of myrcene oils. When used as later additions, it can add fruity notes described as pear /watermelon.
- Yield: lower than the newer super-alphas hop types, but still respectable.
- Storage stability: good at 56% remaining after 6 months unrefrigerated
- Maturity: mid to late season
- Beer styles: versatile wide range as bittering hop, Belgian Ales. Has been combined with Centennial with good reviews.
- Grower Notes: Dark green foliage; it does not appear to be as vigorous as Galena. Susceptible to both PM & DM. 36 inch spacing in-row is adequate.
- Fully rooted plant - NOT a rhizome. A rhizome is a part of a hop plant's root system that grows horizontally underground putting out shoots.
*Actual plant sizes may vary between varieties. Pictures depict plants shipped at different times of the year; actively growing, or dormant and are for reference only.