Tettnanger Rhizome

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Tettnanger Rhizome Flavor

Noble German dual use hop used in European pale lagers and wheat beers, sometimes with Hallertau. Comes from Tettnang, a small town in southern Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The region produces significant quantities of hops, and ships them to breweries throughout the world. Substitutes: Saaz, Crystal.(Reference)

Hop Growers of America Information

Tettnang is a traditional German land-race variety known for its noble aroma that is pleasant and slightly spicy. It remains
well established in the Tettnang growing region of Germany, and is also grown in Oregon and Washington. American grown
Tettnang is reported to have slightly higher myrcene levels than its German counterpart.
Commercial Examples:
German Ales, Wheats, Lagers
Acid Range (Alpha %)
4–5% 4–5%
Beta Range
20–25% of alpha acids
Total Oils
0.4–0.8 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
34–38% of total oils
6–7% of total oils
18–23% of total oils
5–8% of total oils
Possible Substitutions
Rhizome Growing Information
An aroma variety grown mainly in the Tettnang region of southern Germany with good to moderate vigor, low to medium yield, good resistance to Verticillium Wilt and average resistance to Peronospora. Comparable to the English Fuggle.

USDA Tettnanger Rhizome Information

SELECTION: Seedling selection No. 6761-117 of cross 6761 made at
Corvallis, Oregon in 1967.
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
CULTIVAR: Willamette
PEDIGREE: Tetraploid Fuggle (USDA 21003) x Fuggle seedling 2-4
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Cross 6761 made in 1967 at Corvallis, Oregon
DATE RECEIVED: Selected and Accession Number assigned in 1971
METHOD RECEIVED: Seedling selection
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivar
REFERENCES: Haunold, A., C. E. Homer, S. T. Likens, D. D. Roberts
and C. E. Zimmermann. 1976. Registration of Willa-
mette Hop. Crop Sci. 16: 739.
Haunold, A., S. T. Likens, C. E. Homer, G. B.
Nickerson and C. E. Zimmermann. 1977. Columbia and
Willamette, two new aroma type hop varieties. Brewer's
Digest 52:36-39, 56.
LEAF COLOR: Dark green
SEX: Female
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: resistant
Verticillium Wilt: tolerant to moderately susceptible
Viruses: free of Prunus, Apple and Hop Mosaic Virus
VIGOR: Excellent
YIELD: Very good, 1700-2200 lbs/acre
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 24-40 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 6.6% (10 year range: 5.2 to 11.1)
BETA ACIDS: 3.8% (10 year range: 2.9 to 5.0)
OIL: 0.8-1.2 ml/100 g. Humulene 21.2%; caryophyllene 7.4; myrcene 51.0%
Farnesene 5.0%. H/C ratio = 2.89
MAJOR TRAITS: Triploid (2n = 30), seedless even in the presence of fertile males, high yield potential, Fuggle-type aroma profile.
OTHER INFORMATION: Used as Fuggle replacement by a major U.S. brewer. Grown primarily in Oregon. 2100 acres grown in 1986 (mostly in Oregon) produced 3.4 million lbs (6.9% of U.S. production). Major acreage expansion in 1987. In 1997 Willamette ranked third in US hop acreage (7,578 acres) and produced 11.144 mill.lbs.

Product Tags: • Good VigorMedium Yield

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