Thursday, 3 January 2013

A family tree of English hops

For those of you not lucky enough to be sent a Charles Faram calendar here's a scan of the goodie that came with it: "The family tree of English hop varieties".

You'll notice that Fuggles only appear as a picture at the bottom and won't actually be found in the family tree. I forget the details but crosses made with Fuggle as a parent lacked a required disease resistance, though I've a feeling this may have changed recently (and Cascade, the American hop that's the mother of Endeavour, has Fuggle in its ancestry).

Goldings have fared better and three of the Goldings clones feature in the family tree, but right at the top is BB1, a wild hop from Manitoba, a region of Canada, but that's another story.


  1. that makes your page display really bad! ha ha
    There must be one of these somewhere at work, I'll have to ask. :)

  2. Ignore that, it sorted its self after commenting :)

  3. I think you must have posted the first time just as I was reducing the size. The family tree was more readable full size but the buggered layout was too annoying.

  4. It should still be full size in photobucket