SELECTION: no information

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: East Kent Golding, also called Kent Golding

PEDIGREE: no information

PRIMARY SITE: USDA/OSU Hop Research Farm, Corvallis, OR.

ORIGIN: J.I. Haas Inc. (Mr. Gene Probasco) , Yakima WA. Rhizomes obtained from the J.I. Haas hop farms near Chilliwack, BC, Canada

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1993

METHOD RECEIVED: potted soft wood cuttings

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report for Hop Research, 1993 and later years

Burgess, 1964. Hops.. Interscience Publishers, New York/ London


LEAF COLOR: light green

SEX: female

DISEASES: Downy mildew: moderately resistant

Powdery mildew: moderately resdistant

Verticillium wilt: tolerant

Viruses: Free of all major hop viruses when received at Corvallis

VIGOR: good

YIELD: good, 7 bales/ acre or higher

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 20 - 40 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5 - 6 %

BETA ACIDS: 2 - 3 %


STORAGE STABILITY: very good, retained about 78% of its original alpha acids. After 6 months room temperature storage.

OIL: 0.85 ml/100 g. Humulene 27%; caryophyllene 9 %; farnesene trace; myrcene 42 %. H/C ratio = 3.05

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma properties; highly regarded in England

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is sometimes also called Canterbury Golding, named after the town in the Kent region of England. Some people in the hop trade think that Canterbury Golding is different from Kent Golding, but chemically and in brewing, they are identical. This hop has grown well in Oregon since its introduction in 1994, producing yields substantially higher than those found in England. Microbrewers and Craft brewers in the US are the major customers of Kent Golding.