Petham Golding

Hailing from Wye College in England, Petham Golding was one of the prevailing hop varieties grown in East Kent in the late 1800’s. Descended from Canterbury Whitebine, much like other Golding varieties, the variety isn’t around much anymore due to its lackluster yield, poor storage stability and infection with Hop Mosaic virus. In addition, it has an unusual upward-facing sidearm configuration that tends to break easily at the branching point. Little is known about its flavor and aroma profile but the variety is parent to popular US varietal, Chinook. Naturally one would assume these two varieties are likely to share some characteristics as a result.

Also Known As
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6.9%
Beta Acid Composition 2%
Co-Humulone Composition 28%
Country  UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1345 kg/hectare (1200 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew and resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to hop mosaic virus
Storability Retains 57% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.15 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 57%
Humulene Oil Composition 16%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil Trace Amounts
Style Guide


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