Hop: Density


Density was bred at Wye College under Dr. Neve from a cross between a New Mexico wild female hop, Eastwell Golding, and various other old English hops. No longer grown commercially due to low yield and alpha acids.

General Information

Profile Pleasant European aroma characteristics.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Defender
Purpose Aroma
Yield 890 - 2100 pounds/acre
Storage Retains 72% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate), Verticillium Wilt


Alpha Acid 4.4 - 6.6%
Beta Acid 2.6 - 4.7%
Cohumulone 35.0 - 39.0%


Total Oil 0.26 - 0.71 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.6 - 66.9%
Humulene 13.3 - 19.6%
Caryophyllene 2.5 - 2.6%
Farnesene 0.3%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Fair to good
Cones Small to medium size
Maturity Mid early to mid late
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 12 - 20 inches


Last Updated
  • 2021-09-20 09:00:35 (Added: 2021-09-20 09:00:35)

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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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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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