Bred in 1992 by Oregon State University and released in 1992 through the USDA, Newport Hops is a descendant of the classic bittering variety, Magnum. It offers high alpha acid, co-humulone and myrcene content, offering more distinct aroma characteristics than its parent. Newport is resistant to downy mildew and powdery mildew and has good pickability of medium to large size, loose cones. Aroma descriptions include citrus, earth, and wine.
Alpha Acid Composition : 10-12.5%
Beta Acid Composition: 5.5-6.5%
Co-Humulone Composition: 36-38%
Total Oil: 1.6-1.5 ml/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition: 45-55%
Humulene Oil Composition: 15-20%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition: 7-11%
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