Toyomidori was produced primarily in Japan for Kirin Brewing, but has been largely discontinued due to problems with downy mildew. It has a high yield potential, but is very unpredictable. High alpha potential with high cohumulone. Its storage stability is 63% after 6 months.

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Vic Secret

Vic Secret had her first commercial harvest in 2013. She was picked up after showing her true colors in a brew test in 2011 where her tropical fruit, herbs, and pine nature showed through with clean notes of pineapple and passionfruit. Tested abundantly over the next year, she showed that her best flavor pick up came from the “whirlpool” and dry hopping. Late kettle additions show a wonderful earthiness, but the fruitiness doesn’t come through. Her alpha acids content runs 14-17%, and her total oil content runs upwards of 3%.


Viking (aka Wye Viking) is a pleasant aroma hop with good resistance to mildew. It was bred at Wye College and is the sister to Saxon. High myrcene and farnesene. Viking is poor yielding and its vigor is fair to poor. Its storage stability is good, retaining 70% of AAU after 6 months.


Wuerttemberger is an old, German, noble aroma hop which is no longer grown commercially. Thought to have come from a land race, its low vigor and poor yield have made it untenable for commercial growth. It has high myrcene at nearly 60%, and very good storage stability. If it can be found, it might be worth experimenting with for German-style lagers and pilsners.

Yakima Cluster

Yakima Cluster is the daughter of Late Cluster and the granddaughter of Pacific Coast Cluster. It doesn’t appear to be suited to either Idaho or Oregon growing, but seems to thrive in the drier Yakima Valley. It is most often sold simply as a Cluster hop, with whom it shares identical chemistry and traits.


Yeoman (aka Wye Yeoman) is no longer available on the commercial market, but it has made its mark in breeding. It is responsible for Pioneer and also the Australian Super Pride hop which has outstripped Pride of Ringwood. It has an alpha acids content of 12-16%–very high for an English hop. It seems well equipped for disease resistance and was completely free of hop viruses when received. It has low cohumulone and high myrcene, so it has both pleasant bittering and a citrusy aroma. However, low vigor and low yield has caused it to be retired from commercial production.


Zenith is a hop of unknown pedigree but was grown as a high alpha hop with good resistance to disease. It has high alpha and high myrcene, low cohumulone and a high myrcene/humulene ratio. Seems to be resistance to both Downy and Powdery mildew.

Southern Promise

Southern Promise was bred from Southern Brewer and a wild Slovenian male in order to produce a variety that would withstand the short daylight near the equator. It has fairly high alpha acids, and low cohumulone giving it bright and smooth bittering qualities. It is a nice dual-use hops with higher humulene content giving it a nice woody, earthy quality along with its hoppiness. Southern Promise has high yield potential with average storage stability.


Star is an old Belgian land race variety which is no longer grown commercially. It has a lovely continental-type aroma with high humulene. It was discontinued due to poor vigor and yield. It is still obtainable for home brewing and has an excellent storage stability of 82% after 6 months at room temperature.

Styrian Gold

Styrian Gold should not be confused with Styrian Golding (aka Savinjski Golding, technically a Fuggle-type hop). Styrian Gold is a Slovenian hop, bred from a Savinjski Golding and a Slovenian wild male. It has a noble aroma and a balanced hoppiness which stems from its 1:1 alpha/beta acid ratio. Styrian Gold also benefits from good storage stability.