Despite Symphony’s very high alpha content and excellent storage stability its extreme susceptibility to powdery mildew has largely deemed the variety untenable for commercial production.
So susceptible in fact, growers in the Pacific Northwestern United States agreed to stop growing it altogether in order to stem outbreaks of powdery mildew first discovered in the region in 1997.
Little is known about its proper utilization but with such an extremely high cohumulone content, those wishing to take advantage of its high alpha content by using as a sole early addition should proceed with caution. This is particularly true if ‘smooth’ bittering qualities are desired.
|Also Known As|
|Alpha Acid Composition||16%-18%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5%-5.6%|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||2.6 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||39%|
|Humulene Oil Composition|