Pioneer

Description

The variety has proved to be quite unusual with a very pleasant, lemon, citrus aroma. Initial brews have proved to be very successful with very distinctive, hoppy characteristics

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Notes

Abv. 4.8%

Origin/History

Pioneer, a dual-purpose hop that is a sister to the new English Herald hop and distantly related to Wye Yeoman. It combines a pleasant aroma with a moderately high (8-10%) alpha acid content. It shows vigorous growth and produces a firm hedge of cones.

Agronomics

It has a co-humulone of 36-40% 0f alpha acid with good storageability. The 1995 harvest should be one hectare only, yielding 26-34 zentners per hectare. It is resistant to powdery mildew, and has moderate resistance to vertcillium wilt and downy mildew.

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