Hop: Orion


Orion was bred from a cross between Perle and German male 70/10/15 a the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany in the mid 1980s.

General Information

Alias USDA 21675
Profile Pleasant continental aroma: floral, herbal and spice.
Country Germany
Substitutes N/A
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1300 - 1600 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 68% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Helles
Resistant Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt


Alpha Acid 8.0 - 9.0%
Beta Acid 5.0%
Cohumulone 25.0 - 29.0%


Total Oil 1.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.0%
Humulene 23.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0%
Farnesene trace

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Good
Maturity Early to mid season
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark Green
Side Arm Length 12" - 30"
Last Updated
  • 2021-02-02 10:00:02 (Added: 2021-02-02 10:00:02)

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