Despite Symphony’s very high alpha content and excellent storage stability its extreme susceptibility to powdery mildew has largely deemed the variety untenable for commercial production.


So susceptible in fact, growers in the Pacific Northwestern United States agreed to stop growing it altogether in order to stem outbreaks of powdery mildew first discovered in the region in 1997.

Little is known about its proper utilization but with such an extremely high cohumulone content, those wishing to take advantage of its high alpha content by using as a sole early addition should proceed with caution. This is particularly true if ‘smooth’ bittering qualities are desired.

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Also Known As
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 16%-18%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-5.6%
Co-Humulone Composition 44%
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 2.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 39%
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 8.8%
Style Guide

Where to Buy Symphony Hops

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