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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid


Oil Composition

Myrcene: 19-20%, Humulene: 8-9%, Farnesene: Trace

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity


Olicana® is a registered trade mark of Charles Faram & Co Limited and is from the Charles Faram Hop Development Programme.

Use in brewing

Dual Purpose




A sister of Jester®, Olicana® is more leafy, taller and vigorous.

This variety was planted in 2009 in Herefordshire/Worcestershire and released commercially in 2014.

It was not originally selected as it was Powdery Mildew susceptible like Challenger, however Olicana® is more tolerant.

The hop was trialled by Mark Andrews of Townend Farm, Herefordshire and is now commercially grown by  Townend Farm and Stocks Farm, Worcestershire.


Olicana® was found to be best in its class and highly resistant to Wilt.
It shoots very late with thin cuttings and can restrict propagation.

Further resources

Olicana® information PDF
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Charles Faram has been established as merchants of hops and hop products for over 150 years. The company, which was originally based in Worcester, now resides in the small hamlet of Newland, situated at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills.

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