Omega, despite its pleasant European aroma, decent alpha, storage stability and wilt resistance, exhibited a yield far too low to gain any major foothold commercially. Omega was Dr. R. A. Neve’s swansong before leaving his post in 1984 as head of the Hop Section at the esteemed English horticultural institution, Wye College.

Also Known As
Characteristics Pleasant European aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country  UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 1040 kg/hectare (925 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.72 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 53%
Humulene Oil Composition 17%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%
Farnesene Oil Trace Amounts
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