Cerera, sister to Celeia, has a pleasing continental aroma similar to Saaz. Developed in Slovenia in the 1980’s, it hails from Styrian Golding and a Yugoslav male and is classified as a seedless Super Styrian triploid variety. Poor storage stability has made Cerera a poor candidate for widespread commercial production.
It is not considered useful for single hop bittering, as it is high in tannoids. To avoid the astringency that comes with excess tannins, try combining Cerera with other high alpha varieties.
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|Also Known As|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5%-6%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-4.5%|
|Yield Amount||1090 kg/hectare (965 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||High to very high|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 49% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.54 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||58%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||13.2%|
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