Hop: Wye Saxon


Wye Saxon was bred from Svalöf, a Swedish hop that is no longer grown, and an unknown male at Wye College, England in 1968. A sister to Wye Viking. Used for breeding purposes therefore not grown in large amounts.

General Information

Aliases Saxon, USDA 21282
Profile Pleasant aroma.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Wye Viking
Purpose Aroma
Yield 450 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 75% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Resistant Downy Mildew (moderate), Verticillium Wilt


Alpha Acid 8.0 - 10.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 20.0%


Total Oil 0.5 - 1.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 54.0%
Humulene 11.8%
Caryophyllene 5.6%
Farnesene 6.7%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Fair to poor
Maturity Early season
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium green
Side Arm Length 12" - 20"
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-28 09:06:04 (Added: 2021-01-28 09:06:04)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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