Fuggle Hops were a cornerstone for English brewing during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Richard Fuggle selected this variety as a seedling or seed in the Kent region around 1861, and introduced it into commerce in 1875 under his own name. Fuggle is grown in Slovenia as Styrian Goldings and the U.S.A. as Williamette. Fuggle is also the mother of the world's most popular hop, Cascade and a Russian aroma hop called Serebrianka.
Fuggle is an aroma hop with a 3.5%-5.5% alpha acid rating. During its peak 100 years ago it was used both for bittering as well as aroma in beer. As higher alpha varieties came along it became less economical to use Fuggle for bittering. It carries a high carryophyllene oil as well as farnesene oil content. This combination brings a herbal, spicy and woody type of aroma to the finished brew.
Fuggle is used in many styles of English ales and is sought after for the noble qualities it brings to th brew. It has moderate disease tolerance and forms medium sized compact cones that are ready for harvesting early to mid season.
Our original plant used for the propagation of the plants we offer for sale on this web site was found growing along a river in South Canterbury and exhibits grapefruit on the palate .
"I love NZ Fuggles but it is exteremely hard to get in commercial quantities. NZ Styrian (is also) one of the less talked about hops that I really love." Stu McKinlay - Yeastie Boys realbeer.co.nz
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Alpha Acid Composition 4.5%-7%
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-7%
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-40%
Lupulin Color Yellow
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Maturity: Mid Season
Yield: Low to Moderate at 1600 - 2000 kg/hectare
Growth Rate: Moderate to Vigorous
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests: Moderate to Excellent
Storability: Poor maintains 48%-52% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20C
Ease of Harvest: Good Pickability
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.5 mls/100 grams
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-16%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition 3.5%-5.5%
Farnesene Oil Composition 4%-8%