Ultra was bred by U.S.D.A. from a tetraploid Hallertau mf cultivar and a Saazer-type male diploid genotype. It is a half-sister to Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Crystal. Ultra has a mild and pleasant Saaz-like aroma. It has very low alpha acids compared to most U.S. aroma varieties.
Alpha Acids: 2-3.5%
Yield #’s / acre 1,600-1,800
Seasonal Maturity: Late
Growth Rate: Low to Moderate
Sidearm Length: 24-36”
Cone Size: Small
Cone Density: Moderate
Resistant to: Moderately to Downy Mildew
Style Guide: Ales, Lagers, Pilsner, Oktoberfest, Bock
Aroma: Floral, Spicy
Substitutes: Tettnanger, Saaz, Hallertau m.f, Liberty
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