Southern Brewer - Field Grade
A heat tolerant South African variety with lower daylength requirements.. Result of several open pollinated crosses of Fuggle in the early 1970’s. It is considered to be a high alpha aroma variety, but it is used mainly as a bittering hop back home in Africa. Has interesting potential for growing in hot southern latitudes. It has 20-40” sidearms with good vigor. Substitutes: Fuggle H
- Alpha acids: 9-10.5%, betas 2.8-5%, cohumulone 38-41%, total oils .95 ml/100g. myrcene 50-61%, humulene 10-25%, caryophyllene 4.3%, farnesene 3-11%
- Aroma: hoppy bouquet with earthy, woody tones
- Yield: good 1700 lbs +/ acre reported in dry African climate
- Maturity: mid –season, with medium large ovate cones
- Storage stability: good
- Beer styles: Belgian style Witbiers, & IPAs.
- Grower notes: reported resistance to mildews and pests. This hop seems to be a high-strength version of Fuggle. It does not grow like Fuggle (as the internet suggests). It has a unique herringbone-type growth with red bines and petioles. It is also very heat and drought tolerant. No disease or pest issues noted in trials. Even loopers leave it alone. A good candidate for organic production in southern latitudes. Tolerant of poor and compacted soil types.