A low growth rate and yield in addition to a susceptibility to viruses are all reasons why the old German Landhopfen variety is no longer grown commercially. While it’s exact date of creation remains illusive, it has been documented as a variety as far back as 1851. It is said to have good European aroma characteristics and is thought to be a cultivar of an old German land race created via clonal selection.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Pleasing European aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3.2%-4.1%
Beta Acid Composition 2.5%-3.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 21%-25%
Country  Germany
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount < 1120 kg/hectare (< 1000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to  Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to  Susceptible to Yellow Fleck, Hop Mosaic virus and Hop Latent virus
Storability Retains 66% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.37 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 37%
Humulene Oil Composition 22%
Caryophyllene Oil 6.3%
Farnesene Oil 13.3%
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