Early Prolific

Originating from Wye College in England, Early Prolific has a pleasant continental-style aroma but is not currently produced commercially as a result of its poor growth rate and lackluster yield. It received USDA accession in 1980. Despite having little commercial impact as a brewing variety, Early Prolific may however exhibit some breeding potential on the basis of its aromatic characteristics and impressive storage stability.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Pleasant continental-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.7%
Beta Acid Composition 2.2%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%
Country  UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 560-670 kg/hectare (500-600 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition <50%
Humulene Oil Composition 21.2%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%
Farnesene Oil 4.6%
Style Guide


Great Fermentations

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