Hop Plant Variety: Nugget

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%

Beta: 4.2-5.8%

Yield #’s / acre: 1,800 – 2,200

Purpose: Dual

Co-Humulone:  22-30%

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

Susceptible to: 

Style Guide:  IPA’s, Imperials

Aroma: Spicy, Herbal

Substitutes: Galena


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