Ekuanot® was bred by the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2014. The breeding was a joint venture between Select Botanicals Group and John I Haas, and planted in Toppenish, Washington. Lineage of Warrior® and wild hop varietal.
A very high oil content has made it desirable for aromatics.
The name was changed from Equinox to Ekuanot® over a trademark dispute that is not all that clear.
|Aliases||Equinox, HBC 366|
|Profile||Citrus (lemon, lime), tropical fruit (papaya), floral, and herbal (green pepper, bay leaves, clove, and sage). Additionally, apple, melon, berry, cedar, and tobacco.|
|Substitutes||Chinook, Cluster, Galena, Summit™|
|Pairs with||Calypso™, Mosaic®|
|Yield||2200 - 2700 lbs/acre|
|Storage||Retains 60 - 65% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.|
|Beer Styles||IPA, Sours, American Wheat Ale|
|Alpha Acid||13.0 - 15.5%|
|Beta Acid||4.0 - 5.5%|
|Cohumulone||31.0 - 38.0%|
|Total Oil||2.5 - 4.0 ml/100g|
|Myrcene||30.0 - 45.0%|
|Humulene||12.0 - 20.0%|
|Caryophyllene||8.0 - 12.0%|
|Linalool||0.2 - 0.5%|
|B-Pinene||0.4 - 0.8%|
|Cones||Tightly packed; oblong-ovoid; yellow green in color.|
|Maturity||Middle to late|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|