Hop: Talisman


Talisman was bred from an open pollination of Late Cluster at USDA at OSU East Farm. Selected in 1959 based on downy mildew resistance. Was used as a replacement to Cluster in blends but fell off due to harsh aftertaste experienced in said blends. No longer grown commercially.

General Information

Alias USDA 65101
Profile N/A
Country United States
Substitutes Cluster
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2000 - 2600 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 64% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Resistant Downy Mildew (moderate), Verticillium Wilt


Alpha Acid 5.7 - 6.7%
Beta Acid 2.8 - 3.6%
Cohumulone 53.0%


Total Oil 0.5 - 1.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 68.0%
Humulene 4.0%
Caryophyllene 5.9%
Farnesene 0.2%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Excellent
Maturity Very late season
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 24" - 40"
Last Updated
  • 2021-02-03 18:38:21 (Added: 2021-02-03 18:38:21)

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