Hop: Blato


Blato has an unknown parentage but is believed to be related to Saaz. Blato originated from a regional variety knows as Ustecky Krajovy, Registered in 1952, is considered one of the oldest authorized Czech Republic hops. Noble characteristics make Blato subtle/smooth which is great for Pilsners.

General Information

Profile Noble aroma
Country Czechoslovakia
Substitutes Saaz
Purpose Aroma
Yield < 600 pounds/acre
Storage Retains 65% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pilsner
Susceptible Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 4.5%
Beta Acid 3.5%
Cohumulone 21.0%


Total Oil 0.65 mL/100g
Myrcene N/A
Humulene 18.0%
Caryophyllene 5.0%
Farnesene 11.2%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Poor
Maturity Early
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 6 - 10 inches


Last Updated
  • 2021-09-13 19:40:08 (Added: 2021-09-13 19:40:08)

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