Hersbrucker Red-Stem

Hersbrucker Red-Stem is, as I’m sure you guessed, so named due to its red stem. All Hersbruckers have red stems, but in this variety it is even more distinct. It is a clonal offshoot of Hersbrucker, supposedly with a higher alpha acid potential. Hersbrucker clones have declined in production over the years since their introduction in the 1980’s. This is mainly due to the rise of Hallertauer Tradition and Spalter Select, which exhibit much higher alpha percentages.

Also Known As Hersbrucker Alpha
Characteristics Pleasing noble characteristics
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 18%
Country  Germany
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1110 kg/hectare (990 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to Moderately susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 60% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.20 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 55%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil Trace
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      Thanks for picking up that mistake Andre. Farnesene content has been updated to “Trace” amounts as per the USDA data sheet. Julian

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