Bred in 1974 and released by Washington State University in 1990, Centennial Hops is an aroma-type cultivar that has found favor as one of the most popular varieties in craft brewing. It is often referred to as a super-Cascade (containing nearly double the alpha content) and can be used for bittering purposes. Centennial is a diploid cross between Brewer’s Gold and a USDA male. Centennial Hops have lemon and floral aromas.
Alpha Acid Composition : 7-12%
Beta Acid Composition: 3.5-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition: 23-27%
Total Oil: 1-3 ml/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition: 55-65%
Humulene Oil Composition: 10-20%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition: 5-7%
Farnesene Oil Composition: < 1%
Latin Name: Humulus lupulus
Site and Soil: Hops like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Hops do not require pollination.
Hardiness: Hops can be grown where temperatures drop to minus 20° F.
Bearing Age: 2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height or width on fence, arbor, or other support.
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: September-October
Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. of dried flowers
Pests & Diseases: Our Hop varieties are disease resistant and rarely bothered by insect pests.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: A2, A3; 1-10; 14-21
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31,32, 34-35