Hop Variety Data Sheet

Challenger

Aroma Evaluation
Rated by the smell of raw Hops on a 0-5 Scale
Visual Evaluation
Hop Cone
Hop Leaf


Aroma Specification
spicy, green tea, cedar
Genetic Origin
Bred at Wye College and released for commercial planting in 1972; it is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer crossed with a downy mildew resistant male and is a 'cousin' of Target.
Agronomic Aspects
Growing
Yield (kg/ha) 1,400 - 1,750
Maturity Late
Main Growing Country UK
Resistance against Diseases
Wilt diseases Susceptible
Downy mildew Resistant
Powdery mildew Susceptible
Chemical Ingredients
Bitter Components
Alpha-Acid % 5.0 - 9.0
Beta-Acid % 3.0 - 4.0
Co-Humulone % rel. 27 - 30
Hard Resins : Alpha-Acid 0.24 - 0.47
Polyphenoles
Xanthohumol (EBC 7.7) 0.2 - 0.3
Aroma Components
Total Oils (ml/100g) 1.0 - 1.5
Beta-Caryophyllene: Humulene 0.30
Farnesene % of total Oil 1.00 - 2.00
Hop Alternatives
Brewhouse
Northern Brewer, Perle
Dry Hopping
Northern Brewer, Perle

Cones on the Vine
Hop Photos




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