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.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Pleasant European aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||9%-10%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-4%|
|Yield Amount||1040 kg/hectare (925 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.72 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||53%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||17%|
|Farnesene Oil||Trace Amounts|
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