Nugget Hop Plant
Nugget Hop Plant
- Origin: United States
- Primary Use: Dual Purpose (Aroma & Bittering)
- Height: Tall
- Also Known As: None
- Flavour Description: Solid bittering, light flavour, herbal aroma
- Beer Style Guide: Ale, Stout, Barleywine, Saison, Biere de Garde & IPA.
- Season Maturity: Mid Season
- Ease of Harvest: Difficult
- Typical Yield: 1700 - 2200 kg/hectare
- Wilt Sensitivity: Unknown
- Powdery Mildew Resistance: Resistant
- Downy Mildew Resistance: Resistant
- Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Unknown
Bare root hop plants are available from late November until early April. Dates will vary depending on the weather and ground conditions however, we hope to start lifting from the field by November 1st.
The best time to transplant hop plants lies during this period whilst the plant is dormant.
Plants in 2 Litre pots are available from May until September.
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Nugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha acid male. Nugget Hops is the mother of Millennium Hops and ranks second for amount grown Oregon and by 1991 had taken over 14.1% of U.S. hop production.
Nugget Hops has an acute bitterness from its 9.5%-14.0% alpha acid content. It provides the umph in many beer styles that require the hop jolt including imperial style ales. It is a dual use hops that has green, herbal aroma, has a relatively low co-humulone oil content. The myrcene oils are on the high side, which helps provide some of the woody tones.
Nugget is an extremely popular hops for brewing. It was bred partly for its storage capacity, and holds 70%-80% of its alpha acid content after 6 months storage at 20 degrees Celsius. The moderately long compact cones are harvested mid-season. Nugget is moderately resistant to the plagues of the region including Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus, Downy Mildew, and Powdery Mildew.