Smooth Cone is a New Zealand hop variety. It is no longer grown commercially but can still be found. Developed in the 1960’s, the variety was introduced alongside two other Black Root Rot resistant varieties, First Choice and Calicross after the disease savaged New Zealand’s hops industry during the mid 20th century.
It is the offspring of an open pollination of a California Cluster and a sibling to First Choice. Although it has a moderate alpha acid content itself, it has been used to breed several high alpha New Zealand varieties, including Dr Rudi and Green Bullet.
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|Also Known As||SmoothCone|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||7%-9.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.4%-5.2%|
|Yield Amount||650-1520 kg/hectare (580-1360 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.38-1.14 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||21%|
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