Hop Plant Variety: Willamette

Willamette was released in 1976 from the U.S.D.A. breeding program. It is a daughter of the classic English variety, Fuggle, and is characterized by a low alpha content and mild aroma. Willamette is the most widely grown U.S. aroma hop. It imparts a mild, slightly spicy, and pleasant aroma in beer.


Alpha Acids: 4-6%
Beta: 3.5-4.5%
Yield #’s / acre 1,300-1,700

Purpose: Aroma

Co-Humulone 30-35%

Seasonal Maturity: Early to Mid

Growth Rate: High

Sidearm Length: 24-40”

Cone Size: Small to Medium
Cone Density: Loose to Moderate

Resistant to: Downy Mildew
Susceptible to:

Style Guide: Ales, Porters

Aroma: Floral, Spicy

Substitutes: Fuggle, Syrian Golding, Tettnanger, Glacier


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