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NEW HOP VARIETIES RELEASED

POSTED ON July 30th  - POSTED IN Blog

Four new public hop varieties—Cashmere, Tahoma, Triple Pearl and Yakima Gold—were presented by the Hop Growers of America, the nonprofit association that represents U.S. hop growers.

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Tahoma, also released by WSU, is a daughter of the Glacier variety and is described as “Cascade-like,” with notes of citrus, cedar, pine, floral, pepper and green melon. Triple Pearl, released in 2013 by USDA-ARS, is a triploid daughter of the Perle variety, and has notes of melon, orange citrus, resin, spice and pepper. Finally, Yakima Gold is a cross between Early Cluster and a native Slovenian male and is described as a “general purpose variety with smooth bitterness and a pleasant aroma.”