Omega Hop Plant/Rhizome
Omega hop plant is a high alpha hop developed at Wye College here in Kent from a Challenger in its parenting. This variety never took off as it was too low yielding but the aroma content of the hop has been described as “pleasantly European in style”.
Wilt resistant. Omega hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.
|Characteristics||Pleasant European aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||9%-10%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-4%|
|Yield Amount||1040 kg/hectare (925 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Fair|
|Total Oil Composition||1.72 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||53%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||17%|
|Farnesene Oil||Trace Amounts|