Backa is a landrace variety that was bred in the Backa region of Serbia with an unknown pedigree, dating back to 1956. Sister of Neoplanta and Vojvodina. Backa does not adapt well to other growing conditions.
The USDA also lists 21080 as Backa but they seem to be slightly different based on identifiable attributes (alpha acid, etc). The assumption is that they are the same hop.
The alpha acid level of this hop has been on the drop, seemingly due to virus.
|Very aromatic, with similarities to other Central European varietals.
|Very good in Yugoslavia, Fair to good in United States
|Retains 67% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
|3.1 - 6.9%
|4.0 - 7.4%
|0.4 - 1.0 ml/100g
|Good to very good
|Side Arm Length
|12" - 30"