First grown in the late 1950’s, Yakima Cluster is the daughter of Late Cluster and the granddaughter of Pacific Coast Cluster. It doesn’t appear to be suited to either Idaho or Oregon growing regions in the US but seems to thrive in the drier Yakima Valley.
It is most often sold simply as a Cluster hop, with whom it shares near identical chemistry and traits. These traits include a moderate bittering, some earthy flavors and a flowery aroma with elements of sweet fruit.
|Also Known As||Late Cluster L-8|
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.4%-9.8%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-6.1%|
|Yield Amount||2020-2250 kg/hectare (1800-2000 lbs/acre)|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.24-0.90 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||18%|
|Farnesene Oil||< 1%|