Hop Breeding

Technical Director in Breeding: Anton Lutz
Hüll and Freising
  • Breeding of new hop varieties according to requirements of hop- and breewing industry as well as changed consumer preferences
  • Classical cross breeding -> 75-100 crosses per year

Development of varieties:

  • classical noble aroma varieties
    Tettnanger cross breeding program
  • high alpha varieties
    Elbe-Saale breeding project
  • “new Hüller aroma cultivars”
    5 new varieties in 2004
  • breeding of dwarf hops
    for low trallis systems
  • hops for alternative applications
    (beta acids, xanthohumol)

For more inforamtion about the work group “hop breeding” at the Hop Research Center Hüll, please go to: