Tolhurst hops were cultivated in the 1880’s by James Tolhurst in Horsmonden, England and are thought to have originated from an old land race. They feature a pleasant, but subdued continental-style aroma and are no longer grown commercially due to their low yield and dreadful storage stability.
In the 1920’s though, the variety was considered by some in the English brewing industry to be a perfect hop alternative for brewers using Fuggle or Golding varieties that “(do) not require a distinctive hop flavour” in their beers.
|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Subdued but pleasant continental-style aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||2.2%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.9%|
|Yield Amount||335-785 kg/hectares (300-700 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 49% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.65 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||42.5%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||19.4%|