Golding (US) - Field Grade
Classic diploid English aroma Hop. Moderate yield. Goldings are noted for their unique candy-like sweet aroma profile. Similar to Kent Golding. They are utilized in many classic English beer recipes for aroma and have won many brewing awards. Many Golding types are prefaced by their growing location; as soil types influence their alphas and brewing profile. Takes two seasons to establish; similar to other European noble types.
- Alpha acids: 4-6%, Noble Type
- Aroma: Mild & pleasant, spicey, candy, herbal notes, smooth & hoppy
- Yield: low to medium, unless grown in high- density populations
- Storage stability: Average, 65 -85%
- Maturity: mid-season
- Grower notes: Impressed with overall plant vigor, habit, and cone set in our Michigan trials. Yields are comparatively lower because cones are smaller, light and fluffy. Crowns exit dormancy quite quickly and reportedly don’t overwinter well in Northern Michigan. Crowns benefit from winter protection with mulch in regions with rapid freeze thaw cycles and fall applications of potassium. Candidate for high-density and/or short Trellis hop yards. Responds to higher pH soil range than most varieties; with higher calcium & phosphorus levels. Additional bone meal is beneficial to plant vigor and boosting alpha levels. Raised row required. Shows good resistance to mildews and pests.