Pioneer’s aroma characteristics include a distinctly hoppy, yet pleasant lemon and grapefruit aroma, with cedar and herbal flavour notes.
Pioneer’s bittering characteristics are crisp, refreshing and clean.
Pioneer has a high flavour intensity and is suitable as a bittering and late aroma hop.
Breeding of Pioneer
Pioneer was bred at Horticulture Research International, Wye College in the UK released originally in 1996. It is a high alpha, high yielding variety and is a very acceptable substitute for many other hops used for kettle hopping. Pioneer is a Hedgerow variety with a good tolerance to wilt, but is susceptible to both Downy and Powdery mildews. It has very good storage stability.