Hybrid-2 was developed in South Africa in the early 1940’s. Thought to be an open-pollinated seedling of California Cluster, it was discontinued in South Africa in 1964 due to low yields. It is however still produced commercially in Cashmere, India where it shows significantly better yields.

Also Known As  Hybrid
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 10.2%
Beta Acid Composition 6.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 32%
Country South Africa
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 1570-2240 kg/hectare (1400-2000 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 0.91 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 52%
Humulene Oil Composition 3%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 3.9%
Substitutes  Yakima Cluster, California Cluster
Style Guide


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