Bred in 1983 by the USDA, Crystal Hops is a triploid aroma-type cultivar from Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Cascade, Brewer’s Gold and Early Green. It is primarily grown in Oregon and has become increasingly popular among craft brewers due to its versatility in a variety of beer styles.
Alpha Acid Composition : 3-6%
Beta Acid Composition: 6-8.5%
Co-Humulone Composition: 23-26%
Total Oil: .8-2.3 ml/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition: 30-55%
Humulene Oil Composition: 20-30%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition: 5-12%
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: 4-8