Fuggle Rhizome

$4.50

The dominant hop variety in England for 70 years until high alpha varieties were introduced. A low-to-moderate yielding aroma variety that matures early to mid-season.

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Hop Qualities

Fuggle Rhizome 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. (Reference)

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 and American style ales
Acid Range (Alpha %)
4–5.5% 4–5.5%
Cohumulone
25% of alpha acids
Total Oils
0.7–1.2 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
Myrcene
40–50% of total oils
Caryophyllene
6% of total oils
Humulene
20–26% of total oils
Farnesene
4–5% of total oils
Possible Substitutions

USDA Fuggle Rhizome Information

USDA ACCESSION NO.: 19209
SELECTION: Obtained from England, probably Wye College, prior to 1950
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
CULTIVAR: Fuggle
PEDIGREE: Unknown
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm, Corvallis, Oregon
ORIGIN: Seedling found in the hop yard of George Stace at
Horsmonden, Kent, England, in 1861 and introduced by
Richard Fuggle of Benchley in 1875.
DATE RECEIVED: Prior to 1950
METHOD RECEIVED: Unknown
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivar
REFERENCES: A. H. Burgess. Hops, Botany, Cultivation, and Utili zation. World Crops Books,
Interscience
Publishers Inc., New York 1964, p. 40.
Romanko, R. R., in: Steiner’s Guide to American Hops.
S. S. Steiner Inc. New York, 1973, p. 19.
MATURITY: Early
MATURITY: Early
LEAF COLOR: Dark green
SEX: Female
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: resistant
Verticillium Wilt: moderately susceptible
Viruses: carries the Apple and Cherry strain of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot virus, sometimes
also Hop Mosaic virus
VIGOR: Low to medium
YIELD: Low, 900-1100 lbs/acre
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12-20 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 5.1% (13 year average; range 2.4 to 6.1)
BETA ACIDS: 2.4% (13 year average; range 2.1 to 2.8)
COHUMULONE: 27% (range 25-29%)
STORAGE STABILITY: Very good, retained 75% of original alpha acids after
6 months storage at room temperature
OIL: 0.60 ml/ 100 g (7 year range: 0.44 to 0.83 ml/100 g). Humulene 26.6% Caryophyllene
9.1%; myrcene 43.4%; farnesene 4.3%. H/C ratio =2.94
MAJOR TRAITS: resistant to downy mildew, pleasant European aroma
OTHER INFORMATION: nearly identical to USDA 48209, a selection developed
From USDA 19209. Also closely related to Styrian
(USDA 21049). Grown commercially in Oregon since the turn of the century but has now been
replaced by USDA 48209. This hop is also the mother of USDA 21003, the tetraploid Fuggle
which gave rise to Willamette, USDA 21041

Description

The dominant hop variety in England for 70 years until high alpha varieties were introduced. A low-to-moderate yielding aroma variety that matures early to mid-season and remains susceptible to Verticillium wilt. Grown in Slovenia as Styrian Golding and in the US as Oregon Fuggle.

Additional information

Weight1.1 oz
Dimensions6 × .5 × .5 in
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