Hop: Whitebread Golding


Whitebread Golding, a sturdier version of Goldings which is popular in England. First bred in 1911, Whitebread Golding was finally released to the public in 1953. Named for the brewery that owned the farm in which it was developed.

General Information

Aliases WGV, Whitebread, Whitebread Golding Variety
Profile Earthy, fruity and floral.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Bramling Cross, East Kent Golding, Fuggle, Progress
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1190 – 1278 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 65% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Tolerant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 5.0 - 8.0%
Beta Acid 2.0 - 2.7%
Cohumulone 33.0 - 37.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 24.0 - 27.0%
Humulene 38.0 - 42.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0 - 13.0%
Farnesene 1.5 - 2.5%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with loose density.
Maturity Medium early
Ease of Harvest Hard

Whitebread Golding Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-29 16:43:43 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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