Hop: East Kent Golding


East Kent Golding is named since it is grown in East Kent, this is the leading English aroma hop. The hop is centuries old (1790) and is a descendant of Canterbury Whitebine.

General Information

Aliases Kent Golding, EKG, Canterbury Golding
Profile Mild but pleasant floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Golding (US), Progress, Whitebread Golding
Purpose Aroma
Yield 570 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 78% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Belgian Ale, English Ale, English Bitter, English IPA, English Brown Ale, English Barleywine
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate), powdery mildew (moderate)
Tolerant Verticillium wilt


Alpha Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Beta Acid 2.0 - 3.5%
Cohumulone 20.0 - 25.0%


Total Oil 0.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 42.0%
Humulene 27.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool < 0.6%
B-Pinene < 0.3%
Geraniol < 0.15%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Good
Cones Large size with loose density
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Poor as the loose cones require extra care when handling
Sex Female
Leaf Color Light green
Side Arm Length 20" - 40"

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  • 2020-11-22 12:33:38 (Added: 2020-11-22 12:33:38)

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