Density shares the same interesting heritage as its sibling, Defender. Selected by Dr R. A. Neve at Wye College in England, Density was born as a cross from a New Mexico Wild American female hop, Eastwell Golding and other English hops. However, its very low alpha content and low yield potential has caused it to be discontinued from commercial production in England. Like it’s sibling, it is said to also feature a pleasant, European-style aroma.
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|Also Known As|
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.4%-6.6%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.3%|
|Cone Size||Small to medium|
|Yield Amount||1120-1570 kg/hectare (1000-1400 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to verticillium wilt|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 72% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.44 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||57%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||17%|
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