Progress was bred in the 1950’s at Wye College in England and released in 1964 as a low-cost alternative for Fuggle hops. Slightly sweet with subtly bitter, it features pleasant and Fuggle-like floral aromas of grass, mint and earth.
It is the progeny of Whitbread Golding and an unnamed American male variety and is only grown commercially in England in limited amounts for a few specific breweries. Progress may also exhibit breeding potential on account of its exceptionally early seasonal maturity.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Sweet flavor, Fuggle-like aromas of grass, mint and earth. Subtle bitterness.|
|Alpha Acid Composition||6%-7.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2%-3.3%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Very early|
|Yield Amount||900-1120 kg/hectare (800-1000 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Tolerant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt|
|Storability||Retains 74% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Moderate to Easy|
|Total Oil Composition||0.5-1.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||24%-33.5%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||36%-47%|
|Substitutes||East Kent Golding, Fuggle|
|Style Guide||English Bitters, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Czech Pilsner, Bock, Cask Ale, Wheat|
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