Developed at the Hop Research Institute in Zatec, Czechoslovakia, and officially registered in 1941, Lucan was created via clonal selection of the Czech Zatecky Krajovy variety. Known as being one of the Czech Rebublic’s oldest varieties, it is also thought likely to be a close relative of Saaz. Noted for its commercially desirable noble aroma qualities and mild bitterness, its yield is marginal in the US, but decent in its native Czech Republic.

Also Known As  Saazer, Bohemian Early Red
Characteristics  Mild bitterness, noble aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4%
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 21%
Country Czech Republic
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 340 kg/hectare (300 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to
Susceptible to Moderately susceptible to downy mildew
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
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