Formerly known as X06297, Lotus™ started as an experimental variety first crossed in 2006. Lotus™ is a product of years of research and testing using unique molecular marker-assisted technology developed and perfected under Hopsteiner's breeding program to ensure only the most viable and agronomically sound varieties get planted. All of Hopsteiner's proprietary varieties are bred to withstand the tests of time – giving way to higher yields, superior aroma, and better agronomical sustainability to ensure future prosperity.
The majority of Lotus’s™ genetic origin stems from Eastern Gold, a Japanese variety dating back to the 1930s followed by a mix of Apollo, Cascade, and a USDA male. The USDA male was bred from an open pollinated seedling of a wild American hop developed at Wye College, England. The cross from the USDA male with Neomexicanus heritage adds an additional layer of complexity and uniqueness to this variety.
Lotus™ offers exceptional aromatic characteristics, boasting waves of orange and vanilla followed by notes of candied grape and tropical fruit aromas.
ACID & OIL COMPOSITION BREAKDOWN
- Alpha Acid: 13.0 – 17.0%
- Beta Acid: 5.5 – 6.0%
- Co-Humulone: 33 – 39
- Total Oils: 2.0 – 2.5mL/100g