Selected at Wye College, England in the 1950’s, Janus was originally praised for its early harvest qualities. Its extremely low yield however led it to being discarded as a commercial prospect in 1992. To date, it has never been used for breeding either. It is a cross between a Eastwell Golding, a New Mexico Wild American hop and other unspecified English hops. Janus exhibits very high myrcene potential and is said to have a pleasant, European aroma.


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Characteristics Pleasing European aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.1%
Beta Acid Composition 2.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 32%
Country  UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Very early
Yield Amount 1120 kg/hectare (< 1000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 68% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.58 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 40%
Humulene Oil Composition 34%
Caryophyllene Oil 10.9%
Farnesene Oil None
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