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Eastern Green

Eastern Green was bred from Toyomidori and open pollination in Japan by Dr. Atsushi Murakamin, of the Kirin Brewery Hop Research Center in Iwate, Japan, in the mid 1980s. Has high yield and growth but it is unknown if it is grown commercially.

Golden Star

Golden Star has heritage of Saaz and White Vine-OP. Selected by Dr. Y. Mori of Sapporo Brewery, Japan from a mutant of Shinshuwase, making it nearly identical. Commercially only grown in Japan as an aroma hop that is difficult to pick as the cones shatters easily.


Shinshuwase was an open pollination of Saaz and White Vine-OP in Japan from the early 1900s. This is a major hop variety in Japan, the only country that grows the hop.


Toyomidori has parentage of Northern Brewer and USDA 64103M (a wild American hop), bred in 1981 in Japan and released in 1990 by the Kirin Brewery Hop Research Farm. Based on profile, a great bittering hop. Due to Toyomidori being susceptible to downy mildew it has been commercially discontinued from production in Japan.

Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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