Sister to Cekin, Cicero is a dual use hop with a Styrian-type aroma bred from Aurora, a Yugoslav tetraploid male and a USDA tetraploid male. Developed in Slovenia in the 1980’s, Cicero possesses very high vigor and yield potential in home region but has not tested well in the US.

Also Known As  HBC 394
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6%-7%
Beta Acid Composition 2.4%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country Slovenia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 810 kg/hectare (720 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.05 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 51%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%
Farnesene Oil 3%
Style Guide American Pale Ale


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