Chinook - Field Grade
Super alpha hybrid with high vigor & yield. A Peltham Golding X 63012M cross. (The German hop “Perle” shares the Peltham Golding parentage.) A dual purpose bittering/flavoring hop with heavy aroma; spicy, pine-resiny with grapefruit notes. Good pick-ability with 24-40” side arms. Substitute: Galena, Comet, Cluster hops. Popular with both craft and major brewers; thus grown by many Midwest growers as a “workhorse” hop.
- Alpha Acids: 10-14%, betas 3-4%, cohumulone 29-34%, total oils 1.5-2.7%, myrcene 35-40%, humulene 18-25%, caryophyllene 9-11%
- Aroma: moderately high , spicy, piney, grapefruit tones
- Yield: High – 1600 -2200 lbs/acre, large open cones, medium late maturity
- Maturity: medium late, good cone set
- Storage stability: large heavy cones, dries well, good 60-75% remaining
- Beer Styles: pale ales, lagers, IPAs, steam beer, and heavy bodied dark ales.
- Grower notes: Slower to emerge from dormancy; thus later to harvest. It is the variety all other hops in the Midwest are compared to for vigor and yield. Chinook forms large primary bines and climbs well with consistent yields. Shows better resistance to mildews and pests than most varieties. Notably forgiving of soil types, drainage, and less-than-perfect growing conditions. 42” in-row spacing.
- Trellis types: 14’x 42 even or cluster