Hop Name: Saxon

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:8.0 - 10.0%
Beta Range:8.0 - 10.0%
Cohumulone Range:20.0 - 20.0%
Humulene Range:12.0 - 12.0%
Myrcene Range:54.0 - 54.0%
Farnesene Range:6.7 - 6.7%
Caryophyllene Range:6.0 - 6%
Total Oil Range:0.95 - 0.95 mL/100g
Saxon was developed at Wye College. It was originally bred from Svaloef 85, an old Swedish variety that is no longer in use. Sister to Viking, Saxon is not grown commercially but is used for breeding. It has a very good storage stability (up to 75% after 6 months at room temperature). It is a fairly high alpha acid variety (up to 10%) with a very low cohumulone of 20%. High myrcene of 55% and a high farnesene of 60%. Its vigor is fair to poor and has poor yield in the US, but the yield is higher in England.

Commonly used in:
Origin: UK
Storage: Retains 75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

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