Fuggle Hops


Fuggle hops offer a classic English aroma with a moderate bittering value. Fuggle hops offer pleasant wood and fruit tones which will have you heading off to the hunt.

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Hop Qualities

Fuggle Hops Flavor

This variety was noticed growing "wild" in the hop garden of George Stace Moore's house at Horsmonden in Kent, England in 1861. In 1875 it was introduced by Richard Fuggle who lived in the village of Brenchley (not far from Horsmonden) and hence it was called Fuggle. The aroma is earthier and less sweet than Kent Goldings.
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Hop Growers of America Information

This classic English aroma variety has long been grown in both Oregon and Washington. It has a typical English aroma and contributes a balanced bitterness. Fuggle is very suitable for English and American-style Ales.
Commercial Examples:
English-style beers (particularly Stout), American Ales
Acid Range (Alpha %)
4–5.5% 4–5.5%
Beta Range
25–32% of alpha acids
Total Oils
0.7–1.2 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
40–50% of total oils
6–10% of total oils
20–26% of total oils
4–5% of total oils
Possible Substitutions

USDA Fuggle Hops Information

SELECTION: Selected at Corvallis, OR. In 1961 from high-yielding clones of Fuggle, USDA Accession No. 19209
GENUS: humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
PEDIGREE: unknown
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Variety Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Seedling found near Horsmonden, Kent, England, about 1861
Introduced by Richard Fuggle of Brenchley in 1875.
Fuggle H was developed through mass selectin from the original
Fuggle (USA 19209) at Corvallis, OR. And released in 1972.
DATE RECEIVED: Selected in 1961
METHOD RECEIVED: mass selection
REFERENCES: Horner, C.E., S.N. Brooks, and S.T. Likens. Registration of Fuggle H Hop. Crop Science 12: 1714. 1972.
Burgess, A.H. Hops, page 40. Interscience Publishers, New York. 1964.
Romanko, R.R. In: Steiner's Guide to American Hops. S.S. Steiner Inc., New York, N.Y. 1973., 2nd edition published in 1986.
LEAF COLOR: dark green
SEX: female
DISEASES: downy mildew: resistant
Verticillium wilt: moderately susceptible
Viruses: unknown
VIGOR: low to medium
YIELD: low, 1,000 to 1,400 lbs/acre
SIDE ARM LENGTH: short (12 to 24 inches)
ALPHA ACIDS: 2.8 (10 year range: 4.1 to 7.7%)
BETA ACIDS: 2.8 (10 year range: 2.1 to 3.9 %)
OIL: 0.9 ml/100 g (10 year range: 0.41 to 1.89)
MAJOR TRAITS: resistant to downy mildew; pleasant aroma properties.
OTHER INFORMATION: Used as aroma hop by major breweries. Closely related to Styrian (Savinski Golding). Fuggle acreage has declined in recent years because of low yields. In 1997, only 423 acres of Fuggle were grown (all in Oregon) which
Produced a total of 391,300 lbs of hops, or 925 lbs/acre.


Fuggle hops impart a classic English aroma with moderate bittering value.  Pleasant wood and fruit tones.  Commonly paired with Goldings.

Additional information

Weight 1.15 oz
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 2.5 in


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