Cluster (Late L-8) - Field Grade
DISCONTINUED as of 10/01/18 - Available while in-stock quantities last
Cluster, Late L-8 (aka. Pacific Coast Cluster) When Early Cluster was grown in the western states, the Late Cluster strain probably arose from an open pollination cross O cluster E2 with wild native western hops. It also became an important commercial strain for growers along the west coast and seems better adapted to more southern climes of Oregon and California. Another classic heirloom hop that is being “re-discovered” by craft brewers. It is considered an all-purpose variety. 24-36” sidearms. Contains some neo. Mexicana heritage; making it more heat tolerant than Early Cluster...Read More
*Retail Orders will ship within 7-10 days of purchase after May 1st. Orders placed before May 1st are considered a Spring Pre-Order and will be shipped only once plants are out of dormancy and actively growing.*
Alpha Acids: 5.5-8.5%
Beta Acids: 4.5-5.5%
- Alpha acids: 5.5-8.5%, betas 4.5- 5.5%, cohumulone 40-42%, total oils .2-.46 ml/100g (lower average than Early Cluster), myrcene 45-58%, humulene 13-15% Aroma: same as early Cluster – intense citrus & passion fruit.
- Yield: reportedly better than Early Cluster 1800-2000 lbs/acre, large cones
- Maturity: later than Early cluster ☺, clustered cone formation
- Storage stability: very good
- Beer styles: identical to Early Cluster – better for west coast beer styles
- Grower notes: Reported better resistance to downy mildew than Early Cluster; but might just be a side effect of being planted in hotter regions where DM pressure is reduced.. Good grower with higher cohumulone, slightly lower oils than the Early Cluster strain. Cones are large but not as dense as Chinook.
- Plant spacing: 12 X 42”, 36-42” in-row spacing.
Plant Replacement Policy
*Spring Pre-orders - Will ship once 2nd season stock breaks dormancy in the spring and can be properly quality checked. Estimated to ship by April 1st.