Nugget is a high alpha variety released in 1983 from the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon. It is characterized by a mild herbal aroma, a low proportion of cohumulone, and good storage stability. It is used by brewers both for bittering and for its aroma profile. Nugget is one of the most widely grown varieties in Oregon and also has significant acreage in Washington State.
Alpha Acids: 11.5-14%
Yield #’s / acre: 1,800 – 2,200
Seasonal Maturity: Mid to Late
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sidearm Length: 20-40”
Cone Size: Medium to Large
Cone Density: Compact
Resistant to: Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew
Style Guide: IPA’s, Imperials
Aroma: Spicy, Herbal
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